Autres vidéos de cette catégorie


(0:03:24) The main accompanying instrument for Rotinese song is the sasandu, a plucked, bamboo tube-zither with a palm leaf resonator. Its ten or eleven strings are usually made from strands of motorcycle coupling wire, and their pitch is adjusted with individual, movable bridges and tuning pegs. The resonator is made by shaping the large fan-leaf of the lontar palm into a pleated hemisphere. Although it resembles tube-zithers found among other Austronesian peoples (for example, the Savunese ketadu haba, the Sikkanese santo, and the Malagasy valiha) the Rotinese claim the sasandu as their own invention, and revere it as the single most distinctive medium and symbol of their music culture. Composed by the performer Daniel Huan, Baku Natia is an intensely idiosyncratic song, filled with local references, in-jokes, puns and parody. Most Rotinese listeners would dismiss it out of hand because its text displays few of the poetic characteristics traditionally associated with a good Rotinese song. Each of the verses presents images of the singer's feelings of loss and regret - he is likened to a small boat lost on a troubled sea, he wonders where peace and tranquility can be found, he's out of tobacco and doesn't have enough money to buy more. Finally, it seems that his beloved is seduced by a powerful foreigner, becomes pregnant and is exiled. Notes by Christopher Basile. clip video
Catégorie: Daniel
Note: 3.0 (74 Votes)
Vue 342 fois
rahery » 2am - Nov 13, 2010

Commentaires Vidéo


Photos en cours

Voir les Photos
Voir les Photos
Voir les Photos
Voir les Photos
Voir les Photos
Voir les Photos
Voir les Photos
Voir les Photos
Voir les Photos
Voir les Photos


Visiteurs en ligne:

Madagascar 35.7%Madagascar
United States 31.4%United States
France 26.6%France
Canada 1.3%Canada
Germany 0.7%Germany
United Kingdom 0.6%United Kingdom
Italy 0.5%Italy
Belgium 0.4%Belgium
Switzerland 0.4%Switzerland
Norway 0.2%Norway
Finland 0.1%Finland
Lebanon 0.1%Lebanon
Greece 0.1%Greece
China 0.1%China

Aujourd'hui: 141
Hier: 2377
Ce mois: 38543
Total: 3613171

Publications Facebook

Pages recommandées