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Theater & Martial Arts In West Sumatra: Randai & Silek of the Minangkabau

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Randai, the popular folk theater tradition of the Minangkabau ethnic group in West Sumatra, has evolved to include influences of martial arts, storytelling, and folk songs. Theater and Martial Arts in West Sumatra describes the origin, development, and cultural background of randai and highlights two recent developments: the emergence of female performers and modern stag ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 28th 1999 by Ohio University Press (first published December 30th 1998)
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