TRADITIONS OF DISSENT: CONTEMPORARY ARTIVISM IN INDONESIA – TAASA Review June 2019
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This article was originally found in the June 2019 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 28, Issue 2, Page 16).
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Elly Kent F rom the shade of a blue marquee, I watch the man who will play the shaman organise the offerings: he unwraps incense, places a cake of brown sugar atop a coconut shell, lights a kretek rolled cigarette and sets it carefully on a dish.
A group of musicians, dressed in black Sundanese (West Javanese) tunics and brown batik headdresses, stand to one side.
A young drummer relinquishes his instrument and squats in front of the shaman...