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Austronesian Soundscapes: Performing Arts in Oceania and by Birgit Abels

By Birgit Abels

In Austronesia—the quarter that stretches from Madagascar within the west to Easter Island within the east—music performs a necessary function in either the development and expression of social and cultural identities. but learn into the track of Austronesia has hitherto been sparse. Drawing jointly modern cultural reviews and musical research, Austronesian Soundscapes will fill this learn hole, delivering a accomplished research of conventional and modern Austronesian tune and, whilst, investigating how track displays the demanding situations that Austronesian cultures face during this age of globalization.

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The tabbeleng and tokkotok are almost the same beat, but you control the tokkotok and don’t let it ring out like the tabbeleng. Due to its importance in the overall pattern, the best-sounding gongs are used for the sapul. One of the best gongs in all of Mangali is located in Licoutan. The hosts proudly sounded their prized instrument – named Puso (heart) – as they welcomed the Sumadel guests on this afternoon. 5 33 Sapul pattern remarkable in its ability to be heard from afar. One Mangali man noted: ‘Antayudkani’, meaning: ‘We will be projected far’.

Following this transfer portion of the ceremony, five young women and two young men from Licoutan gave a music and dance presentation. The five women stood in front of the crowd and danced to the music of the men playing the baladong flute and the kullitong zither. This is not a standard juxtaposition of dance styles or instruments. The two instruments are traditionally played alone, either for the enjoyment of the solo performer or for sending messages to a would-be lover. Both instruments are quiet and difficult to hear beyond a reasonable proximity, so an amplified publicaddress system was used for this performance.

2 Sundanese Dance as Practice or Spectacle It’s All Happening at the Zoo Henry Spiller Introduction Despite its scant 30 years of history, for most of that time jaipongan has been the emblematic ‘traditional’ dance of the province of West Java (Jawa Barat) in Indonesia and of the Sundanese culture that dominates the province. With lively, dynamic drumming accompanying dancers in colourful costumes, when presented on the ‘stages of the state’ (Widodo 1995), jaipongan easily captures the attention of non-Sundanese Indonesians and foreigners alike, yet manages to impart a distinctly Sundanese flavour as well.

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