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Islamic musics

posted on 2021-08-19, 15:49 authored by David Harnish
4.1 Zikrsamman, Gunung Sari, 2017. Mixed youth group from the Masjid al-Mubarak at Dusun Ranjok. Male leaders sing text and perform beat-boxing.

4.2 Zikrsamman2, Gunung Sari. A second clip. More of the choreographed dance movements for the youth troupe.

4.3 The Gunung Sari mixed youth group, but with many more members, at Festival Mataram (Gawe Beleq, lit. Big Ceremony) in procession, then performing before the district leaders sitting on a stage.

4.4 All girls’ Marawis group from Pondok Pesantren Nural Islam in Mataram, performing at the home of Ki Ageng Sudarudin, 2017. Teacher was Ibu Arofah, who is partially shown with the vocalists in olive-colored jilbob. “Marawis” is the plural name for the primary hand-held drum.

4.5 The same all girls’ Marawis group at Ki Sudarudin’s home. This second clip foregrounds the vocalists.

4.6 Rebana Burdah troupe (Anwar Rebana Burdah), Penedagandor, 2017. This longstanding group performs one of the original pieces here only featuring rebana drums of various sizes and men singing.

4.7 Rebana Burdah troupe, Penedagandor, 2017. This piece features a female vocalist (along with a male soloist) and the added instruments from 2014: gambus, violin, and suling.

4.8 The El-Sida Band from Sulawesi, consisting primarily of women, performing a modern qasidah at the Munas Konbes conference, Islamic Center, 2017

4.9 Sarakalen recitation for hair-cutting ceremony, Penujak, 2017. This ceremony was auspiciously held at the onset of Maulid (Maulud) on 1 December. These ceremonies, if held by a given village, are optimal when the baby is around two months old. The text for Sarakalen, an a cappella recitation tradition, comes from parts of al-Barzanji. This event is not referenced in the book. Penujak is the village of my driver in 2017, Haji Dany Hasbullah, who invited me to the event.


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