Pak Subono, a Javanese
musician, composer, and puppeteer, emphasizes the significance of traditional arts in the Church, pronouncing them crucial to the development of Catholicism in Java:
The discussion has to be oriented toward a consideration of broader historical cultural trends, enabling an analysis that locates the shift in Javanese
construction of the musical style from ungendered to gendered and general to village-that is, not urban/court--in the context of two hundred years of gradual change in the Javanese
construction of gender and musical knowledge.
The scriptures for Indonesia's civil religion are the Javanese
versions of the two epic Indic-Hindu poems, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
His parents are followers of kejawen (Javanese
mysticism), he said.
Doug and Ira Moody pictured at the religious service the night before their wedding in Jakarta, Indonesia; WEDDING CEREMONY: The Roman Catholic wedding was conducted by an Australian priest, right; ON THE MOVE: The happy couple on their way to the reception where Doug and Ira had a traditional Javanese
ceremony, above; JAVANESE
CEREMONY: Doug and Ira at the traditional Javanese
ceremony, left, and with Doug's family, far left A BIT OF A HAIR-DO: The painstaking job of putting the bride's hair up, above left
Lyrics that may have a certain poetry and flow in Javanese
, however, often get lost in translation.
are mostly Muslims, but many people also believe in mysticism.
believe that males belong to the "outside" world, to be concerned with politics and power, work, position, prestige and hierarchy; while females belong to the home, concerned with children's education and care.
Students from the University of Oregon Javanese
gamelan class will perform a concert of traditional music from Java, along with special guests Gamelan Sari Pandhawa.
Clad in fine batik clothes, made especially for the royals, the bride and the groom took part in the centuries-old ceremony that fuses Islamic tradition with Hindu-influenced Javanese
Trips to the Far East in the 1960s and subsequent study of traditional Javanese
gamelan contributed to a cross-cultural style that unites Harrison's passion for life with a deep concern for humanity's future.
The next episode concerns the experience of living and doing fieldwork in a longhouse community in Borneo, where, paralleling her Javanese
experience, she was encouraged to live in the headman's household and become "adjunct cook and dishwasher." Although by then a mature woman over 40 years old, she temporarily became the "junior female of the household," which yielded useful insights into the hierarchical implications of household and longhouse life.
Contrary to her own claim that she was born a princess, Mata Hari was originally Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, daughter of a well-to-do Dutch hatter and his Javanese
Since his first exposure to non-Western music through his study with Henry Cowell in 1935, HARRISON has been exploring a wealth of compositional and aesthetic perspectives from around the planet, although he is primarily associated with the tradition of the Javanese
Prince Mangkunagara I (1726-95) is a fascinating figure from Javanese
history who was known as a fierce rebel who established a semi-independent principality in Surakarta that still exists today.