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South Sumatra: “The Realm of Many Rivers”

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/9780252036712.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the historical distribution of two musico-lingual groups living in South Sumatra: the Besemah in Tanjungsakti and Kayuagung, and the Ogan-Komering Ilir (OKI) people in Burai. ... More


The Wartime Creation of “Gending Sriwijaya”: From Banned Song to South Sumatran Symbol

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/9780252036712.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines South Sumatra's official musical symbol, “Gending Sriwijaya,” a single song-dance created in 1945 and was first performed with its accompanying dance “Tari Gending Sriwijaya” as ... More


The Island of Bangka

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/9780252036712.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the performing arts of four main musico-lingual groups in Bangka, South Sumatra: the Malays, the Suku Lom forest-dwellers, the Suku Sekak sea-boat-dwellers, and the Chinese ... More


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