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“More than just ‘numpang nampang’; Women’s participation in interactive textual singing on Balinese radio and television

Prof. I Nyoman Darma Putra, M.Litt, I NYOMAN DARMA PUTRA (2013) “More than just ‘numpang nampang’; Women’s participation in interactive textual singing on Balinese radio and television. Indonesia and the Malay World, 40. ISSN 1363-9811

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Abstract

The singing and interpretation of religious and literary texts (makidung) has historically been a male dominated activity in Bali. In the last decade, however, since makidung programmes on radio and television have become popular, the participation of women in makidung activity has been substantial, with the number of female participants surpassing that of men. In this article, which forms part of a broader wide-ranging study of contemporary textual singing practices in Bali, we present some preliminary findings on the participation and motivation of women in textual singing programmes in the broadcast media. Women take part in on-air textual singing for a variety of personal, religious and social reasons. We show that, in spite of some elements of ‘self-promotion’ (numpang nampang) as participants seek to build their reputations as skilful practitioners, the participation and motivation of women in on-air interactive textual singing has been instrumental in fostering strong interest in Bali’s textual heritage.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: textual singing, balinese women, literary tradition, balinese literature
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 21:58
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 05:58
URI: http://erepo.unud.ac.id/id/eprint/6271

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