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Betawi: Between tradition and modernity

  • Dina Indrasafitri

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, April 26 2012 | 01:32 pm
Betawi: Between tradition and modernity

PREMIUM Mixed culture: Instruments used in Betawi music, such as gambang kromong are on display. JP/Dina IndrasafitriIn this day and age, for some it might be hard not to view Betawi culture as a victim —closed, fragile and pure but constantly ravaged by modern culture in its own land, the country’s capital of Jakarta.

But an exhibition of Betawi culture that currently being held in Bentara Bu...