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A Balinese Call to Prayer

Wednesday, September 2, 2020   (0 Comments)
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A Balinese Call to Prayer
By Meghan Hynson
August 3, 2020

I remember the first time I heard it in 2010. I had lived in a Balinese family compound for years but had been back to the United States to work on my PhD. On the morning after my return to Bali for next-stage research, I was jolted awake at exactly 6 a.m. by an enormous crack and the sound of something unexpected: a Sanskrit prayer accompanied by Balinese gamelan music.

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