Now they want gamelanSubmitted by pekwan on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009Indonesia lays claim to traditional music formFIRST it was the pendet folk dance, Rasa Sayang rendition and now gamelan is fast becoming another item on a long list of disputes between Malaysia and Indonesia.Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 07:07:00
Gamelan is a traditional musical ensemble featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums and gongs, bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings. The term usually refers to the set of instruments rather than to the players of those instruments.
The Jakarta Globe yesterday reported that Malaysia’s official website for cultural heritage, www.warisan.gov.my, had listed gamelan in its national heritage section, in third place after the boria and zapin
A music expert, Remy Sylado, said that the gamelan has its roots in the Javanese culture and dates back to the first Saka era (circa AD 230).
http://www.mmail.com.my/content/14376-now-they-want-gamelanThis picture taken on September 17 shows visitors to a batik exhibition practicing to make a batik motive in Solo as part the country's effort to preserve batik. Indonesia's president is pushing the country's 234 million people to wear batik clothes after the United Nations handed it a victory over neighbour Malaysia in a poisonous feud over cultural heritage.
JAKARTA (AFP) - – Indonesia's president is pressing the country's 234 million people to wear batik clothes to celebrate a triumph over neighbour Malaysia in a poisonous feud over cultural heritage.
The UN cultural organisation UNESCO is set this week to add Indonesia's method of making the cloth -- through a laborious process of wax-dipping and dying -- to its list of the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has instructed Indonesians to celebrate the day the decision becomes official, Friday, by donning their best shirts, dresses, blouses and sarongs made from the material.
Dear Datuk Seri Prime Minister and Malaysian Cabinet...please help to protect our motherland from such harassment and distortion by those who envy us. We're not thieves.......