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Unformatted text preview: Sub-Regional Experts Meeting in Asia on Intangible Cultural Heritage: Safeguarding and Inventory-Making Methodologies (Bangkok, Thailand, 13-16 December 2005) 1 INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE: SAFEGUARDING THE TRADITIONAL SONGS OF MALAYSIA Mr. Md. Aripin Said Traditional Arts Practitioner Malaysia Traditional song is one of the intangible cultural heritages that are undergoing preservation in Malaysia. These songs, normally merrily sung at occasions and functions be it at family or social gatherings, are slowly fading off due to the influence of popular modern songs as well as the dwindling number of traditional song singers or penglipur lara as they are known of. Traditional songs are also popular choice among mothers and grandmothers to lullaby their babies and small grandchildren to sleep. However, with the introduction of popular western children songs at kindergartens like Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star, London Bridge Is Falling Down, and Mary Has A Little Lamb, traditional songs are fast being forgotten even by the senior citizens...
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- Spring '12
- cultural heritage, intangible cultural heritage, traditional songs