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Going: Saili as Plant and Goddess

Kirin Narayan

in Everyday Creativity: Singing Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226407425
eISBN:
9780226407739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226407739.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the metaphor of “going” and how songs provide a means for rising beyond the immediacies of daily responsibilities and the impasses posed by difficult situations. Offering a ... More


Ronggeng and Desire

in Erotic Triangles: Sundanese Dance and Masculinity in West Java

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769585
eISBN:
9780226769608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769608.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the female singer-dancers—ronggeng—who are emblems of the dance events. While drumming for dance—especially in its ambiguity with regard to who leads and who follows—models ... More


The Minangkabau South Coast: Home of the Mermaid and the Earth Goddess

Margaret Kartomi

in Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores the traditional pre-Muslim music, dance, and legend of the Minangkabau south coast, where descendants of local royalty claim descent from the luhak nan tiga heartland. Yet the ... More


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