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Ramayana Monkey Chant

Ke-chak, a form of Balinese music drama, originated in the 1930's and is performed primarily by men. Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, the piece, performed by a circle of 100 or more performers wearing checked cloth around their waists, percussively chanting "cak" and throwing up their arms, depicts a battle from the Ramayana where the monkey-like Vanara helped Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana. However, Ke-chak has roots in sanghyang, a trance-inducing exorcism dance.