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`Marawis' percussion groups popular during Ramadan

  • The Jakarta Post

| Mon, September 1 2008 | 11:01 am
`Marawis' percussion groups popular during Ramadan

PREMIUM CULTURE JAM: Detailed carvings in the middle of a lute show the Betawi influence on Indonesia’s marawis music. This music was originally only played using percussion instruments. The name marawis - referring to a family of percussion-based music originally from Yemen - comes from one of its component instruments; notably, a small drum. This music has penetrated many parts of Indo...