YOU CAN WATCH THIS PRESENTATION IN MUSIC HERE (You have a link on the first slide): http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-1534641-bali15-ngaben/
The Ngaben is the last and most important ceremony of every Balinese life. It's the Balinese word for the cremation of the dead, in which the soul is released entirely from the body to ascend to heaven and to be reincarnated.
The cremation is a big happening in Bali, (especially a royal cremation such as in Ubud last July 2008). But before a cremation can actually take place, there are many complicated ceremonies and preparations before and after the cremation.