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Oceans of Sound symposium: final program ready

The final program for the Oceans of Sound symposium (9 September) is ready:

Oceans of Sound: Sama Dilaut Performing Arts
Thursday, 9 September 2010, Amsterdam
Registration (9.30 - 10.00)

Session 1 (10.00 - 11.00)

Paul van der Velde (IIAS): Opening Remarks

Birgit Abels (IIAS & Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands): Opening

Nicole Revel (CNRS, Paris, France): Literature of the voice, Kata-kata and Kissah: Sama Dilaut Epics and Ballads sung in Tawi-Tawi - "Philippine Oral Epics Archive"

- Coffee -

Session 2 (11.30 - 12.30)
Hanafi Bin Hussin (University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia): Balancing the Spiritual and the Physical World: Experiencing the Rituals of the Sama dilaut (Bajau) in Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi, Southern Philippines and Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia

Matthew Santamaria (Asian Centre, University of the Philippines, Manila): Expanding Knowledge, Extending Ties: Sama Dilaut Music and Dance in the 21st Century


Session 3 (14.00 - 15.30)
Benny Baskara (Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia): “Gambus”, the traditional music of the Bajo people in Wakatobi Islands, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia

Judeth John Baptist (Senior Assistant Curator of Sabah Museum, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia) & Patricia Regis (formerly director of Sabah Museum): Magpa-igal Jin: a ritual dance, linking the Past with the Present among the Sama Dilaut of Sabah

Chandra Nuraini (Université de La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France): Iko-iko, the epic songs of the Kangean archipelago Bajo people

- Coffee -

Session 4 (16.00 - 18.00)
Film screening
Nannette Matilac (Filmmaker, Manila): Sayaw Sa Alon: Dancing on the Waves
With introduction and discussion.

Birgit Abels (IIAS & Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands): Concluding Remarks

- Dinner -