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Sekaten Ceremony, Pick Your Own Blessing!

[4 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 1,149 views]

Sekaten ceremony (derived from Arabic word ‘Syahadatain‘) is an event to remember Prophet Muhammad’s birthday held on the 5th of each month Mulud in Java calendar (Rabiul Awal of the Islamic year) in the plaza north of Yogyakarta (and also in the Surakarta square town simultaneously). This ceremony was …

Goong Renteng, The Forgotten Heritage

[18 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 2,220 views]

Goong Renteng is Sundanse typical kind of gamelan(set of traditional musical instruments)which is quite old. Goong Renteng has been known since the 16th century, and spread in various regions of West Java.
According to Jakob Kunst (1934:386), Goong Renteng can be found in Cileunyi and Cikebo (Tanjungsari region, Sumedang), Lebakwangi (Pameungpeuk …

Makepung, Bali’s Bull Racing Grand Prix

[16 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Makepung, Bali’s Bull Racing Grand Prix | 1,088 views]

If Madura has ‘karapan sapi’ or bull racing, then Bali has Makepung. The two traditions are similar but not the same, but both are truly unique, fresh and entertaining spectacle.

Makepung in local Balinese language means ‘romp’, is a tradition in the form of buffalo race which has long …

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