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Raja Kirik (ID) + Snöleoparden & Henning Frimann Duo

ALICE cph , København N

Electronic World/Folk DKK 120 kr inkl gebyr

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Raja Kirik

Raja Kirik - aka Yennu Ariendra (Yes No Wave) and J "Mo'ong" Santoso Pribadi - tries to capture the theatrical Javanese folk dance called “Jaranan Buto”. The dance portrays a bunch of giant horsemen riding giant horses. It was developed in 1963 on Banyuwangi the eastern part of Java island. This dance incorporates trance and magic trick lead by a shaman with a typical Java syncretic ritual related to the ancient Java animism, Hinduism and Islam. The war and the anger, that takes part in Jaranan Buto has a strong connection with the history of Banyuwangi - a history of fear, hatred and the defeat of a peoples’ culture and dignity.

The urge to create a new work out of it is not as simple as conserving tradition or uplifting Indonesia’s exotic culture to the eye of the world. “Jaranan Buto” itself reflected the struggles faced by a lot of people in the world. With traditional instruments and live electronics, Raja Kirik creates a seduct...

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