(Local Acts) – Mix of Balinese Gamelan and Jazz
I Wayan Balawan was born in Bali July 1973, He grew up amongst Balinese Gamelan music. At age 8 he began to play guitar and start his first band in the age of 14. In 1993 he went to Sydney and study jazz at the Australian Institute Of Music for two years.
He went back to Bali in 1997 and form Batuan Ethnic Fusion (A mix of Balinese Gamelan and Jazz) and released one album in 1999. He is a versatile guitarist that play many styles of music, and a great solo performer.