The Dayak are the native people of Borneo with animist in belief, however many have converted to Christianity. Dayak languages are categorised as Austronesian languages in Asia
HIGHLIGHT on Culture Diversity: Revitalizing Forgotten Songs of the Archipelago. From the 1950s till the 1990s, young Indonesian students learned beloved children’s songs from across the archipelago. The melodies, rhythm and lyrics of these songs represent the vast cultural diversity of Indonesia and describe life in a developing new nation.
These songs, once so popular, now seem to be forgotten in favor of more contemporary music. Discover them anew with this musical lecture and performance: Professor Daudsjah and her trio present cherished childhood songs with updated rhythms.
Tjut Nyak Deviana Daudsjah has 36 years of experience as a concert pianist, vocalist, arranger, composer, conductor, and professor of music in Europe. In 2001 she founded Institut Musik Daya Indonesia to nurture the future performing artists of Indonesia, instilling global knowledge while maintaining Indonesian cultural heritage.
When: Tuesday, October 18 2016
Venue: Auditorium of Erasmus Huis, Rasuna Said (next to the Dutch Embassy). Each lecture starts at 7:00 p.m. and finishes after a question and answer session around 8:30 p.m. The lectures are open to the public and there is no need to register to join.
Light snacks are served before each lecture. Come early to socialize with like-minded people! Please note that food and beverages are not allowed in the Erasmus Huis auditorium.
To help to cover the expenses we request an entrance donation of Rp.50,000. (Rp.30,000 students with a valid student ID).