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Sinrilik a is an oral art form from South Sulawesi (specifically the region of Gowa and Maros) sung in the Makasar language by a singer known as a pasinrili, with the action conveyed by the actors to the music of the keso-keso (rebab). The topics revolve around heroism, religion and love. Both the music and the story are improvised and mange to elicit emotions, a sense of beauty, and humor.

It is said that in the old days, Sinrilik was only performed upon the request of the kings, but it has now evolved into popular theater loved by people from various backgrounds.

Creator / Author:  Sirajudin Bantang; Zaenudin Nakim; Yusuf

Publisher: Lontar Foundation

Place of Publication: Jakarta

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Created: 1999

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