L’architecture morphodynamique des coutumes de Sumatra Ouest: Silek, musique traditionnelle, et cartographie du terrain culturel Minangkabau

Translated title of the contribution: The Morphodynamic architecture of West Sumatra customs: Silek, traditional music, and mapping of the Minangkabau cultural terrain

Paul Mason

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Abstract

The Silek is a martial art that is part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of West Sumatra. During public performances Silek music is integrated but is rare or absent during training. Silek movements form the basis of several shows Minangkabau, like the dance of plates Piring Tari , theater Randai and dance reception Silek Gelombang . The ensemble is composed of local musicians playing traditional instruments. During performances Silek, there is very little correlation between the rhythm of the music and the dancers' movements. Formerly transmission Silek was related to matrilineal Minangkabau society and the boys learned Silek with their maternal uncles. In communities near the former West Sumatra, it is possible that the link between music and Silek was stronger as musicians and dancers came from the same group share the same learning experiences. However, Silek is now transmitted independently of music. Silek became the specialization and professional education is open to girls and boys. By addressing the cultural topography, social change and traditional performances, this article describes the Silek and Silek Gelombang during the festival of Idul Hari Ad'Ha in a community on Lake Maninjau West Sumatra.
Translated title of the contributionThe Morphodynamic architecture of West Sumatra customs: Silek, traditional music, and mapping of the Minangkabau cultural terrain
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalCultures-Kairós
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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