Bridges to the Ancestors: Music, Myth, And Cultural Politics at an Indonesian Festival
The spectacular Lingsar festival is held annually at a village temple complex built above the most abundant water springs on the island of Lombok, near Bali. Participants come to the festival not only for the efficacy of its rites but also for its spiritual, social, and musical experience. A nexus of religious, political, artistic, and agrarian interests, the festival also serves to harmonize relations between indigenous Sasak Muslims and migrant Balinese Hindus. Ethnic tensions, however, lie beneath the surface of cooperative behavior, and struggles regularly erupt over which group--Balinese or Sasak--owns the past and dominates the present.
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Festivals and Cultures of Lombok
Myths Actors and Politics
Temple Units Performing Arts and Festival Rites
Music History Cosmology and Content
Explorations of Meaning
Changing Dimensions Changing Identities
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