A group of men , chanting in chorus as a story from the Hindu epic ‘Ramayana’ is performed .
The Kecak dance is a Balinese dance performance that holds your attention despite no fancy props or overwhelming music.
The sacred dance , in the presence of fire begins just before sundown.
The discipline of the men as they walk in , all dressed in black and white sarongs and a hibiscus flower tucked behind one ear , their incessant chant of ‘cak’ and the way the story of Sita’s rescue is played out , it leaves the spectators spell bound.
This is where a cappella and story telling meet perfectly.
— that mishmash ( from my Indonesian travel diary )