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Maengket

This is a short version of performance traditional Maengket. Maengket is a traditional performance art combining dancing and lyrical literature that originates from the Minahasa region of North Sulawesi. It is performed by singing and dancing men and women. The lyrics are improvisational, depending on the context of the ritual for which the performance is being held, such as home coming ceremonies, marriage ceremonies etc. This is a dying art that can be found in very few villages nowadays.

This film is short version of performance tradition Mamanda filmed at Tomohon, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, as part of the 'On the Record: Indonesian Performance Tradition" series which features interview with the artists of performance tradition. This series consists of raw documentary footage of each region’s oral traditions, mostly in the local language/dialect. A few films have some narration in Indonesian. Lontar has documented 30 performances around Indonesia.

Publisher: Lontar Foundation

Place of Publication: Jakarta

Publisher URL: http://www.lontar.org

Created: 1999

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