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Theater & Martial Arts In West Sumatra: Randai & Silek of the Minangkabau
by Kirstin Pauka
Ohio University Press, 1998
eISBN: 978-0-89680-413-5 | Paper: 978-0-89680-205-6
Library of Congress Classification PN2904.5.R35P38 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification 792.095981

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Randai, the popular folk theater tradition of the Minangkabau ethnic group in West Sumatra, has evolved to include influences of martial arts, storytelling, and folk songs. Theater and Martial Arts in West Sumatra describes the origin, development, and cultural background of randai and highlights two recent developments: the emergence of female performers and modern staging techniques.

This book also explores the indigenous martial arts form silek, a vital part of randai today. The strong presence of silek is illustrated in the martial focus of the stories that are told through randai, in its movement repertoire, and even in its costumes and musical accompaniment. As Kirstin Pauka shows, randai, firmly rooted in silek and Minangkabau tradition, is an intriguing mirror of the Minangkabau culture.

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