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Musical journeys in Sumatra

Author: Margaret J Kartomi
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Featuring unique photographs and original drawings from Kartomi's field observations of instruments and performances, Musical Journeys in Sumatra provides a comprehensive musical introduction to this neglected, very large island, with its hundreds of ethno-linguistic-musical groups. Kartomi is a professor of music at Monash University in Australia.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret J Kartomi
ISBN: 9780252036712 0252036719 9780252093821 0252093828
OCLC Number: 759909943
Description: xxix, 478 pages : illustrations, maps, music ; 26 cm
Contents: Sumatra's performing arts, groups, and subgroups --
West Sumatra and Riau. Upstream Minangkabau : music to capture tigers by ; The Minangkabau south coast : home of the mermaid and the Earth goddess ; Tabut : a Shi'a ritual transplanted from India to Minangkabau's north coast ; Four Sufi Muslim genres in Minangkabau ; The Riau Indragiri sultanate's nobat ensemble and its Suku Mamak stalwarts --
South Sumatra and Bangka. South Sumatra : "The realm of many rivers" ; The wartime creation of "Gending Sriwijaya" : from banned song to South Sumatran symbol ; The island of Bangka --
North Sumatra. From Singkil to Natal : sikambang, a Malay-Portuguese song-dance genre ; The Mandailing Raja tradition in Pakantan --
Aceh. Changes in the lament dances in Aceh : phô as a symbol of female identity ; "Only if a man can kill a buffalo with one blow can he play a rapa'i Pasè" : the frame drum as a symbol of male identity ; Connections across Sumatra --
App. 1. The languages of Sumatra --
App. 2. Historical studies of Sumatra and ethnicity --
App. 3. Musical studies of Sumatra --
App. 4. Tunings and vocal scales in South Sumatra --
App. 5. Gamelan in Sumatra --
App. 6. Audio examples and audiovisual recordings on the website.
Responsibility: Margaret Kartomi.
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