Indonesia Part 1

Indonesia Part 1 - Part I: Introduction to Indonesia...

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Unformatted text preview: Part I: Introduction to Indonesia interlocking rhythms and interlocking worlds in Balinese gamelan music Chapter 7 1. Most gamelans are dominated by what type of instruments? Percussion 2. What other instruments can be found in a gamelan? Flutes and fiddles 3. What two Indonesian islands were mentioned? Java and Bali 4. Which Indonesian island is the focus of this chapter? Bali 5. What is our main music and cultural focus in this Questions from the Video Intro Gamelan beleganjur [buh-luh-gahn-YOOR] Gamelan of the walking warriors; Balinese processional ensemble consisting of multiple gongs, drums, and cymbals played in ritualistic contexts (e.g. cremation processions) and in modern music contests. Gamelan beleganjur is a processional ensemble Plays an integral role in Balinese ritual and ceremonial life This chapter focuses on the histories, traditions, and transformations linked to this particular music culture in Bali, Indonesia. Balinese gamelan gong kebyar Preview to Chapter 7 Where is Indonesia? A closer look at the archipelago The Republic of Indonesia Island nation in Southeast Asia; more than 13,000 islands (6000+ inhabited) Main Islands are Java and Bali Tremendous linguistic and cultural diversity (742 languages) National Language Bahasa Indonesia Most islands former Dutch colonies Independence in 1945 Full sovereignty in 1949 National slogan: Unity in Diversity Cultural nationalism The Island of Bali Very small, can drive around its perimeter in a day Over 3 million people Industries: tourism and rice growing Balis capital city is Denpasar (Duhn-PAH- SAHR) Denpasar is where gamelan beleganjur Religion in the Republic of Indonesia Largest Islamic country (geographically & population) Approx. 90% of Indonesians are Muslims Practiced in syncretic forms Also significant Hinduism, Buddhism, Indigenous belief systems Most religions brought Religion in Bali: Hinduism Agama Hindu or Agama Tirta (Religion of the Holy Water) a syncretic faith blending elements of Hinduism and Buddhism Both brought to Bali from Java in the beginning in the 13th century....
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