I Ketut Suwentra – Teruntungan Bebek Putih Jambul Gamelan Bali



Type of Collection: Cassette
Artist/Group: I Ketut Suwentra
Album Title: Teruntungan Bebek Putih Jambul Gamelan Bali
Origin: Bali
Language: Instrumental
Year of Release: 2004
Label: Maharani Records
Serial number: 5
Contributor:: Museum Musik Indonesia


NO  Song TitleSongwriterArtistOrigin
1Tabuh Teruntungan Bebek Putih JambulJegog I Ketut SuwentraBali
2Tabuh Malam GadingJegog I Ketut SuwentraBali
3Tabuh Patra WijayaJegog I Ketut SuwentraBali
4Suar Agung DanceJegog I Ketut SuwentraBali
5Tabuh Gumi KauhJegog I Ketut SuwentraBali


I Ketut Suwentra was born in 1947. I Ketut Suwentra was born and raised amid the sound of the Jegog gamelan in Sangkar Agung Village, Jembrana Bali. His love for Jegog beats anything he has loved so far. In his experience exploring foreign music stages, I Ketut Suwentra has performed and collaborated with several world-famous musicians. Some of them are Mick Jager who is the vocalist of the Legendary band Rolling Stone. Because of the collaboration at that time, Mick Jeger decided to hold a wedding accompanied by Jegog’s art. In addition, I Ketut Suwentra is also one of the artists who performed at the opening of the 1998 FIFA World Cup in Paris, France. In the opportunity to appear at the biggest football event in the world, Jegog also collaborated with several artists, both local and from abroad, such as Japan and Ghana. I Ketut Suwentra is one of the Balinese musicians who is regularly asked by the Indonesian president to perform at the State Palace during the Independence Day Commemoration Ceremony. However, when President Jokowi took office, his party had never received a call to play Jegog in the Government palace.

About Album

In this musical album, it has very original Balinese music, especially traditional Balinese music, there are 5 tracklists of the song such as: Teruntungan Duck White Crested, Tabuh Malam Ivory, Percussion Patra Wijaya, Suar Agung Dance, and Tabuh Gumi Kauh. This album Realease in 2004 through the label maharani records.


The 5 tracklists in the album have the following meanings:

1. The lucky percussion of the crested white duck:

musical instruments serve to ask for good protection in a performance.

2. Ivory night drums: Tigers are wild and amazing animals. Ivory means yellow as a symbol of tame. This idea is conveyed in the form of a musical orchestra without compromising the opportunity of generations and inevitably with a touch of tradition. This can be seen from the complexity and playing of bass, rhythm, melody, with the collaboration of additional instruments such as ceng-ceng and drums that produce loud musical sounds. soft and dynamic adapted to the character of the tiger.

3. Tabuh Patra Wijaya: shows the perseverance of the oldest man who is still able to compete even though in the era of high technology he still uses traditional tools to support his family life.

4. Suar Agung Dance: his great dance with the title “heroism” this dance is also the forerunner to the founding of the SUAR AGUNG INSTITUTION. Suar means shining. Agung means greatness. So with the great radiance of god, Dr. I Ketut Suwentra able to present this dance.

5. Tabuh Gumi Kauh: gumi means earth, Kauh means west. Combined these two words mean “Western part” by his imagination and completely accurate considering the ration. the energy of this eldest man can see the changes in time that he conveys in the form of musical creativity to tell various stories of Balinese life. Sspecially the western part of this land in its nature especially shows that it is the village of kala patra that heats the jegog instrument in many styles.


I Ketut Suwentra is a big figure in the art world, especially the Jegog art segment. After completing his studies at ASTI (now ISI), his presence as a jegog artist became more and more solid in the arts and culture scene, he began to subscribe to many cultural performances, bringing the jegog orchestration along with the Makepung Dance which was a dance accompaniment to his creations when completing his final project at ASTI. This is the beginning of Pekak Jegog’s journey to bring Jegog’s art to world stages. One of the best collections of the Indonesian Music Museum: Gamelan Jegog cassette tape that was played during Suar Agung’s tour in Japan. The Jegog Orchestra offers the speed of bamboo vibrations that are beaten to resonate with the beating heart as well as the breath of the audience or listeners. This makes Jegog a very popular and easy-to-listen music, said the maestro in an interview with Bali Express and the claim is true. This unique art of Bumi Marpaung was staged with an unmitigated figure: Mick Jagger, vocalist of The Rolling Stones, at the celebration of the fall of the Berlin wall that separated East and West Germany in 1989. Mick Jagger who apparently fell in love with the sound vibrated by Jegog Ketut’s orchestration Suwentra decided to have a wedding in Bali and was accompanied by the rumbling of the bamboo music.

Bali is a genuine musical phenomenon to be observed and enjoyed its development. Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson theoretically frame the Balinese as schizophrenic. This condition is formed from the process of social interaction instead of a biological process (Andrew, 2013). The “schizophrenic character” referred to by Mead and Bateson can be interpreted as an expression that Bali has two faces, each of which is completely different. This dual identity, cannot but be articulated in its musical products, as according to Hermawati (2015) Ethnic music is born from dynamic interactions with various contexts.Jegog Art is a typical art of Jembrana, which is made of large bamboo. Gamelan Jegog was originally played as a time filler when farmers chased away birds in the fields and on other occasions functioned as a means of gathering community members to carry out mutual cooperation activities. After Jegog became an ensemble by Kyang Gliduh around 1926, the gamelan Jegog was played in instrumental form (Genjor version) from 1930 to 1945, then accompanied by pencak silat (Suprig version) from 1945 to 1965, and then this art was used to accompany dances (Jayus version). ) from the 1980s to the 1990s. In the next phase, jegog developed in the form of creation and went international with the driving force of the late I Ketut Suwentra, SST., under the auspices of the Suar Agung Foundation. Jegog’s latest development is in collaboration with the gamelan Gong Kebyar and functions as an accompaniment to Balinese Pop Songs. Jegog’s art was created by an artist named I Wayan Geliguh or better known as Kiyang Geliduh. He came from Banjar Sebual, Dangin Tukad Aya Village, Jembrana District, Jembrana Regency, Bali in 1912. The Jegog Dance Movement took many movements from pencak silat (Indonesia’s Martial Arts).

The word jegog comes from the largest musical instrument gong kebyar in the form of gamelan music or original Balinese Indonesian musical art, played with an instrument made of bamboo. The jegog tradition come from Jembrana, a region in West Bali.

Gamelan jegog has short scales when combined with Javanese drums, it will produce a very good sound.




I Ketut Suwentra lahir pada tahun 1947. I Ketut Suwentra lahir dan besar di tengah suara gamelan Jegog di Desa Sangkar Agung, Jembrana bali. Kecintaannya pada Jegog mengalahkan apapun yang dia cintai selama ini. Dalam pengalamannya menjajaki pangung musik luar negeri, I ketut Suwentra beberapa kali pernah tampil dan bekolaborasi dengan beberapa musisi terkenal Dunia. Beberapa diantaranya adalah Mick jager yang merupakan vokalis band Legendaris Rolling Stone. Karena kolaborasinya kala itu, Mick Jeger memutuskan untuk melangungkan pernikahan yang diiringi kesenian Jegog. Selain itu, I ketut Suwentra juga merupakan salah satu seniman yang tampil pada pembukaan Piala Dunia (Fifa World Cup) tahun 1998 di Paris, Perancis. Dalam kesempatan untuk tampil di perhelatan Sepak Bola terbesar di Dunia tersebut kak Jegog turut berkolaborasi dengan beberapa seniman, baik lokal maupun dari luar seperti Jepang dan Ghana. I ketut Suwentra adalah salah satu musisi Bali yang rutin diminta presiden indonesia untuk tampil di Istana Negara ketika Upacarta Peringatan Hut Proklamasi kemerdekaan. Hanya saja, ketika Presiden Jokowi menjabat, pihaknya belum pernah mendapat panggilan untuk bermain Jegog di istana.

About Album

                Dalam Album karawitan Tersebut sangat original music bali terutama music traditional bali ,Terdapat 5 traclist lagu Tabuh Teruntungan Bebek Putih jambul , Tabuh Malam Gading, Tabuh Patra Wijaya, Suar Agung Dance, dan Tabuh Gumi Kauh. Realease pada tahun 2004 melalui label maharani records.


5 Tracklist dalam album tersebut memiliki makna yaitu sebagai berikut

  • Tabuh Teruntungan Bebek Putuh Jambul : alat musik berfungsi untuk meminta perlindungan yang baik dalam suatu pertunjukan.
  • Tabuh Malam Gading : Harimau sebagai hewan liar dan mengagumkan. Gading berarti kuning sebagai Gading artinya kuning sebagai lambang kejinakan. Ide ini disampaikan dalam bentuk orkes musik tanpa mengesampingkan kesempatan generasi dan tak terelakkan dengan sentuhan tradisi. Hal ini terlihat dari kerumitan dan permainan bass, rythm,melodi, dengan kolaborasi instrumen tambahan seperti ceng-ceng dan kendang yang menghasilkan suara musik yang keras. lembut dan dinamis disesuaikan dengan karakter harimau.
  • Tabuh Patra Wijaya : menunjukkan ketekunan tenaga pria tertua yang masih mampu bersaing meski di era teknologi tinggi masih menggunakan alat tradisional dalam menunjang kehidupan keluarga.
  • Suar Agung Dance : tarian kebesarannya dengan judul “kepahlawanan” tarian ini juga merupakan cikal bakal berdirinya lembaga SUAR AGUNG INSTITUTION suar berarti bersinar.agung mena kebesaran kebesaran. jadi dengan pancaran agung tuhan. Dr. I Ketut Suwentrasst Msc untuk dapat mempersembahkan tarian ini.
  • Tabuh Gumi Kauh : gumi artinya bumi kauh artinya barat . Gabungan kedua kata ini berarti “Bagian barat” dengan imajinasinya dan akurat sepenuhnya mempertimbangkan ransum. energi pria tertua ini dapat melihat perubahan waktu yang ia sampaikan dalam bentuk kreativitas musik untuk menceritakan berbagai kehidupan Bali. terutama bagian barat tanah ini dalam pembawaannya terutama menunjukkan bahwa desa kala patra yang memanaskan instrumen jegog dalam banyak gaya.

Nilai Penting

Kata jegog berasal dari instrument kesenian gong kebyar yang paling besar dalam bentuk music gamelan atau kesenian karawitan asli bali Indonesia,dimainkan dengan instrument yang terbuat dari bamboo , Tradisi jegog berapa saat di jembrana sebuah wilaya di bali barat. Gamelan jegog memiliki tangga nada pendek kalau di gabungkan dengan alat music kendang jawa maka akan menghasilkan suara yang sangat baik

Writter: Usman Mansur – Museum Musik Indonesia


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