Getai, or “song-stage” is often seen as an unique feature of Singapore’s local Chinese culture because of its association to the Chinese’s Hungry Ghost festival. Not many people know that getai did not begin as a local ‘Chinese’ entertainment in the 1940s. This ‘Chinese’ culture is only gradually formed after absorbing the Chinese influence brought by the influx of Shanghai gewutuan (song-and dance troupe) members during the 1950s. As current scholarship about Singapore getai culture has little analysis about this 1950s Chinese influence on the getai culture and its audience, this paper aims to explore how the influence of the Chinese artistes changes the nature of getai culture from a leisure enjoyment for all races to a Chinese-oriented entertainment
Everything from his music and clothes that he gave to Beneatha to his attitude towards American black culture suggests that he disapproves of the new black culture he is engulfed in. Asagai also wants to share his culture and try to convert other assimilated blacks like Beneatha to support his traditional Nigerian culture. This is very controversial, especially since Nigerian culture is commonly thought to be constructed on living in “grass huts”. Like the Youngers, Asagai is fighting against the common black culture of Chicago and wishes for more blacks to embrace what he sees as the true culture of the blacks. The only person who really wants to embrace the black culture that Asagai professes is Beneatha and even she has misconceptions of what Nigerian culture truly is.
As Gosu’ drumming rhythm can be dissected into 4 parts, singing styles can also be separated into 3 different styles. The 3 different styles are ‘Chang, Balim, and Anari’. These 3 singing styles are distinguished easily in terms of tones. Chang is commonly used in Pansori because Chang is a singing style that lower class characters use. Their voice is high pitch, fast and loud; however, their voice changes when other upper class characters join in the scene.
Harmonization and True Feeling (Rasa) as a Symbol of Javanese Gamelan When Francis Drake visited Java in 1580 and recorded a Javanese gamelan playing, he reported, “It were of a very strange kind, yet the sound was pleasant and delightful.” Javanese Gamelan is one of the musical traditions in Indonesia. Today, it becomes popular in some countries. Some well-known ethnomusicologists (e.g. Jaap Kunst, Judith Becker, R. Sutton, J. Lindsay, Sean Williams, Denise Hill, etc) also have elucidated it deeply. For Javanese, gamelan is not just a set of instruments.
Randai is one of the Minangkabau traditional games are played in groups with a circle, and then stepped slowly, while conveying the story in the form of singing in turns. Randai has combined art song, music, dance, drama and martial arts into one. Randai stories taken from real life that exist in society. The function itself is performed as entertainment performing arts which are also delivered messages and advice. Besides that, Randai dance function as public entertainment is usually held when the party of the people or Eid Mubarak day.
Warok and Gemblak, A Proof of Homosexual Practice in Indonesia? Najmatul Wardah The Entry of LGBT in the Eastern Cultures What is the thing crosses on your mind when you hear word Reog Ponorogo? A traditional dance comes from Ponorogo, East Java? Or the mask of tiger that used to represent the singa barong? The dance shows a particular story – the most famous story spread is the rebellion of Ki Ageng Kutu to Bhre Kertabumi because of the corrupt governments and government’s inability to act since the queen was authoritative, thus Ki Ageng Kutu established a school for those who wanted to learn ilmu kanoragan (invincible power).
For example, the abangan is a blend of Islam, Hinduism, and kejawen, which is an ancient belief. In this way, Islam and Hinduism are two cultures that have contributed to cultural diffusion in Indonesia. In addition to the abangan religion, other people in Indonesia practice Santri, priyayi, Bodha, Kaharingan, etc. This diversity in religion shows the cultural diffusion within Indonesia as the culture of the people who trade with this country mix with the cultures that already exist. In Java, the cultural diffusion of Islam can be seen.
They then sauté back to their original spots in the square formation. During this part of the piece the music was quick and upbeat, radiating a sort of joyful youthfulness to the performers movements. The four dancers repeated this sequence multiple times in a row, before the music turned more classical and the dancers spread out into two lines. The lights followed them, brightening the stage. There they began to dance a more traditional ballet combination full of arabesques and gleesides.
Investigation Pamir traditional Dance and Music The traditional music and dance of the Pamir people is very unique. The music is unique in the sense that every single genre or type of song is different and is also expressed in a different way. 1. Lailaik or Dargilik Lailaik is one of the original forms of traditional repertoire in Pamir. Through this type of song the people of Badakhshan express their complaints about injustice of heaven and destiny, longing for beloved ones, or sorrow.
Baralek Tower - Minangkabau Traditional Wedding Procession Indonesia is known for its cultural and ethnic diversity. This diversity which is one of the charms of Indonesia in the eyes of the world. One part of Indonesian culture is the traditional wedding party. Wedding procession started from the customary fashion, wedding decorations, to the procedures for meaningful tradition is a memorable experience not to be missed. As one of the tribes with the largest population in Indonesia, Minangkabau wedding traditions is a traditional wedding party often encountered in Indonesia.