The Musical Styles Of The Berawan People Within The Upper Reaches Of Sungai Bunut, Sarawak, East Malaysia

Sie Ai, Ng and Din, A. R. and Lawrence, R. and Satot, W. (2006) The Musical Styles Of The Berawan People Within The Upper Reaches Of Sungai Bunut, Sarawak, East Malaysia. In: Scientific Journey Through Borneo : Loagan Bunut. A scientific expedition on the physical, chemical, biological, and sociological aspects. PSF Technical Series No. 5 . Peat Swamp Forest Project, UNDP/GEF Funded (MALl99/G31), Sarawak Forest Department arid- -Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.., Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, pp. 221-226. ISBN 9834187769

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Abstract

This paper accompanies the production of a 20-minute observational documentary titled "Voices of Loagan Bunut". This document presents a series of cultural and personal portraits of Iban, Berawan and Penan musicians, singers and dancers living in the periphery of Loagan Bunut National Park (LBNP), Sarawak It also demonstrates the social finctions of traditional music in the context of this contemporary era of rapid modemisation. The documentary portrays two objectives. Firstly, the music traditions of the communities, which include the role of music in the culture and society, musical instruments and various forms of songs and dances. Secondly, it aims to highlight the current predicament faced by the musicians and their music. The digital recording media deployed ensures that historical data on the Iban, Berawan and Penan music and culture are more broadly disseminated and hence, appreciated.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Musical styles, Berawan, Sungai Bunut, Sarawak, musicians, Loagan Bunut National Park (LBNP), unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2019 00:50
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2019 02:41
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/24102

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