Tag: , , , , , , , ,

6_February_2014._International_Day_of_Zero_Tolerance_of_Female_Genital_Mutilation._(16269657529)

Under the Knife: Female Genitalia Mutilation Causes Long-Term Psychological Effects on Indonesian Women

Female genitalia mutilation is a common practice in Indonesia. Although it is largely associated with Islamic teachings, many claim there is no connection to the...

Gauthier in a Javanese headdress

The Influence of Javanese Music on Early Jazz

“Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also has lent itself to other genres of music.” – Herbie Hancock Previously I wrote about the arrival...

_The Turning of Mount Mandara_ .Mangku Mura 1973, natural pigments on cloth, Photo -David Irons

Kamasan: An Ancient Living Tradition

Imagine you are a master Balinese painter, and your King has recently commissioned you to do a piece of work. As you sit down in front of a large cloth stretched upon a...

how-to-make-a-wedding-checklist

A World of Tradition

I love traditions. Family traditions, national traditions, anything that is traditional in the true sense of the word. I guess it’s because they give me a sense of...

DSC_3504

Going, Going, Gone: In Search of the Ultimate Longhouse

Along with blowpipes, traditional tattooing, mastery of plaiting crafts, canoe-building and the custom of wearing huge bunches of metal earrings to elongate earlobes,...

Turtle

The Village that Saved its Culture, Leatherback Turtles and its Coral Reefs

There are only a few beaches in the world on where the giant leatherback turtle lays its eggs. The leatherback is the fourth largest reptile and the largest ever found...

Inaro the Kerokan Healer

Inaro the Kerokan Healer

A conversation about world of healing would be incomplete without mentioning the wonderful world of kerokan. Kerokan, synonymous with masuk angin, is the storied act of...

Wae Rebo - Musicians

Wae Rebo: The Duality of Tradition and Progress in West Flores

The first time I saw pictures of Wae Rebo, I was intrigued with the traditional conical straw houses in the picturesque valley in Satarmese Barat, Manggarai. Though I...

Mur the Offering Lady

Mur is 16 years old and has been dutifully carrying out her task as a tukang banten since she was ten years old. She sets about her daily ritual of giving offerings to...

b-&-m

Tamara Fielding: Wayang Puppeteer

Tamara Fielding was born in 1934 in Cimahi, West Java, in the Dutch East Indies to a Dutch father and a mixed Indonesian and European mother. She grew up in a large...

Kadek the Penjor Maker

I met Kadek on the street putting the finishing touches to his penjor. He started making penjors when he was nine years old. All Balinese Hindu houses must have a penjor...

Michael Tenzer

I must admit the first time I came across a gamelan orchestra I thought the band that had been booked had pulled out and someone had raided the kitchen, grabbing all the...

Meet The Expat - Vaughan Hatch_Mekar Bhuana Conservatory

Vaughan Hatch: Mekar Bhuana Conservatory

In 2008, Vaughan Hatch earned a diploma in publishing and editing from the New Zealand Institute of Business Studies.Vaughan originally came to Bali in 1997 on an...

Wukir Suryadi - photo courtesy of Senyawa

Back to the Bamboo Roots: The Secrets of Senyawa

Wukir Suryadi is just back from a tour in Europe with his two-man band, Senyawa, and is now preparing for concerts in China, this September. But despite such...

Education Guide 2017

Please provide an email address where we should send the download link.