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Seudati demonstration of Keutep Jaro (finger-snapping) technique : AV Intro IV.4

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posted on 11.07.2017, 05:16 by Kartomi, Margaret J.
A/V Intro IV.4: Audiovisual Example 4 in Introduction to Part IV of book: Margaret Kartomi, ‘Musical Journeys in Sumatra’, Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012. Seudati experts Syéh La Geunta (in white top) and Syéh Noerdin Daood give a short demonstration of the Acehnese body percussion (peh badan) technique called Keutep Jaro, or finger-snapping, which occurs during performances of seudati. Seudati is the main Acehnese dance that is performed in standing (as opposed to sitting) position. In this clip, the fingers are snapped both in unison and in interlocking rhythmic patterns, moving on (in this case) to lower chest beating. Recorded by permission of the Bupati of North Aceh, Bp Tarmizi Karim, and his appointed artist and 2003 festival organiser - Bp Rizal, on behalf of the troupes who performed in the Festival. Copyright 2003. Margaret J. Kartomi. Camera by Iwan Dzulvan Amir



Margaret J. Kartomi

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