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20 / 08 / 2017
2:51 am

Denpasar

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Ninth Ubud Writers and Readers Festival kicks off

An atmosphere of refined joy embraced guests as they entered the courtyard of Ubud Royal Palace.

A Gong Gede ensemble next to the stage played a joyous welcoming composition, while a subtle, touching sound of Selonding, an ancient ensemble usually reserved for rituals, hovered in the air. Writers from various countries filled the chairs set before the stage, with the beautifully carved gate of the palace’s inner yard standing tall in the background. More than 400 guests, the festival’s participants and high-ranking officials, attended the gala opening.