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Women's Day: Build on traditions to empower the nation

Oxford | Mon, March 5, 2018 | 02:15 pm
Women's Day: Build on traditions to empower the nation Female dancers – who perform the Bines dance, a traditional dance from Gayo, Aceh –take a selfie during. (JP/Hotli Simanjuntak)

PREMIUM One of my most cherished gifts, received on the eve of my wedding last December, was a beautiful carving of five seated women dancing the Acehneserateb meuseukat. This remarkable form of female music, dance and body percussion is surely not only a quintessential part of West Acehnese identity but also a living symbol that sets us thinking of how tradition, courage and a pioneering spirit can be wo...

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