Bali Healing Ritual in Sri Lanka from a Medical Ethnomusicology Perspective

Lasanthi Manaranjanie Kalinga Dona


Medical ethnomusicology, a new growing sub-field of ethnomusicology takes into consideration on an equal basis music, medicine/healing and culture. This article focuses on a complex of cultural beliefs intertwined with the arts and crafts, in a multileyered bali healing ritual, which aims to restore wellbeing of individuals and communities in the South Asian country Sri Lanka.


medical ethnomusicology, music therapy, bali healing ritual, holistic approach, cultural beliefs

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Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts
(Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani) 

Print ISSN: 0580-373X
Online ISSN: 2350-4242