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Badenda Kabanchi

This a short version of performance traditional Badenda. Badenda is the spoken art form of the Cia-cia tribe in South East Sulawesi. This art form uses a few tambourines and one violin. The violinist also functions as the singer. The group consists of men only.
A Badenda performance is mainly used to accompany a mass dance performance. Female and male dancers dance together, in turn with the people in the audience. Badenda performances can be carried out during several community celebrations, such as circumcisions, weddings, etc.

This film is short version of performance tradition Badenda filmed at Buton, South East 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.

Creator / Author:  Seniman Sanggar Seni Budaya Dumaroda

Publisher: Lontar Foundation

Place of Publication: Jakarta

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Created: 1999

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