West Sumatran Minangkabau Traditions: A Randai Theatre Performance and Illustrated Lecture by Edy Utama
Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
4055 Papu Circle
Honolulu, HI 96816
Saturday, February 4, 2012
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Open House
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Concert/Lecture
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Refreshments
West Sumatran Minangkabau culture is the result of a long process of dialogue between various world cultures with a matrilineal kinship system in combination with Islamic religion. This salon focuses on elements of Minangkabau culture beginning with dance and musical selections from the Randai theatre production The Genteel Sabai performed by students from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Theatre and Dance Department. Sumatran Minang cultural expert, scholar, and photographer Edy Utama, will follow the performance with an illustrated talk, Contemporary West Sumatran Minangkabau Traditions with the aid of interpreter, Rohayati Paseng. The talk will focus on the characteristics that make up this unique culture and the ways in which the culture is changing due to pressure from the Indonesian government and an increasingly westernized world.
$15 per person
Please note there is no parking at Shangri La or in the surrounding neighborhood. Access to Shangri La is by shuttle van only.
Van service to Shangri La will begin at 1:15 p.m. from the Kapi’olani Community College, parking lot B.
The mission of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art is to promote the study and understanding of Islamic arts and cultures. In the context of the increasing tension between the U.S. and the Muslim world, DDFIA plays a unique role in the growing dialogue among scholars, artists and the public about how to help cultivate mutual understanding.