Theatre Bukittinggi - Sumatra Indonesia Minangkabau dance act
While in Indonesia 2017 we visited the isle of Sumatra. In Bukkittinggi we went to teh Minangkabau dance act. The Minangkabau ethnic group, also known as Minang (Urang Minang in Minangkabau language), is indigenous to the Minangkabau Highlands of West Sumatra, in Indonesia. Their culture is matrilineal, with property and land passing down from mother to daughter, while religious and political affairs are the responsibility of men. Today 4 million Minangs live in West Sumatra, while about 3 million more are scattered throughout many Indonesian and Malay peninsular cities and towns. Traditional Minangkabau music includes saluang jo dendang which consists of singing to the accompaniment of a saluang bamboo flute, and talempong gong-chime music. Dances include the tari piring (plate dance), tari payung (umbrella dance) and tari indang (also known as endang or badindin). Demonstrations of the silat martial art are performed. Pidato adat are ceremonial orations performed at formal occasions.Bukittinggi is a city on the west side of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, near the Mount Merapi and Mount Singgalang volcanoes. The central 1920s Jam Gadang clock tower has a traditional, pointed Minangkabau roof. Nearby are relics of Fort de Kock, a 19th-century Dutch hilltop outpost. Panorama Park overlooks Sianok Canyon, site of Japanese WWII tunnels. West, Lake Maninjau is a caldera surrounded by forests.
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