Expressing the Virtue of Bravery in Iban Popular Songs in 1950s-1960s, Sarawak

Lim, Connie Keh Nie (2019) Expressing the Virtue of Bravery in Iban Popular Songs in 1950s-1960s, Sarawak. In: The 45th International Conference for Traditional Music World Conference, 11-17 July 2019, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand..

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Abstract

This paper examines Iban popular music as a medium to express the virtue of bravery during the late 1950s to 1960s in Sarawak, Malaysia. The Iban are the largest indigenous ethnic group in Sarawak. The Iban Trackers and Sarawak rangers fought together for the country during the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960) and the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation. Popular songs depicted bravery and the attributes of a warrior in Iban song lyrics. The rise of the Iban radio station in 1954 during the British colonial period played a crucial role in disseminating information to the Iban. Within the framework of modernity the Iban popular songs articulated the significance of headhunting as a cultural construct representing the prestige of manhood.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Iban popular songs, 1950s-1960s, Sarawak, ethnic, Iban radio , unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2019 01:00
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2019 03:16
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/28492

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