Traditional and Modern Forms of Pencak Silat in Indonesia: The Suku Mamak in Riau

  title={Traditional and Modern Forms of Pencak Silat in Indonesia: The Suku Mamak in Riau},
  author={Margaret J. Kartomi},
  journal={Musicology Australia},
  pages={47 - 68}
Pencak silat (‘the art of self defence’) is a contemporary umbrella term used in Indonesia and Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia to designate the hundreds of traditional and modern martial art genres that are performed either solo or as a duel, and with or without musical accompaniment. The two components of the term designate the two parts of the one pencak silat genre: pencak, a performance art, and silat, a fighting and self defence art, with the latter sometimes involving the use… Expand
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