Diké Angguk : AV 13.4

2017-06-02T07:10:37Z (GMT) by Kartomi, Margaret J.
AV13.4: Audiovisual Example 4 in Chapter 13 of book: Margaret Kartomi, ‘Musical Journeys in Sumatra’, Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012. Diké Angguk (lit. ‘nodding song-dance’) was originally a form of dhikr (poetry in Sufi worship that reveres the prophet Muhammad) which became a sitting song-dance in Western Aceh. The dance has a focus on nodding head or neck movements and is accompanied by the solo singing of the aneuk syahé (’child of poetry’) and the dancers’ group response singing. In this performance, the head and upper body movements of the 2 rows of seated males become more energetic and complex whenever the pace of the song quickens. The performance took place at an event celebrating Acehnese traditional arts for the promotion of culture and tourism in West Aceh. Names of performers unknown. Copyright 2003. Margaret J. Kartomi. Camera by Iwan Dzulvan Amir