Indonesia has a wide variety of types of music which are a combination of local musical creativity and foreign musical influences that shape the character of Indonesian musical instruments.
On 27 October 2019, a gasing from Kubu Raya Regency, West Kalimantan Province, won gasing competition in Melayu Art and Culture Festival XII (Festival Seni Budaya Melayu XII). It spun for 20 minutes and 8 seconds beating other representatives from other regencies in the province.
In Javanese culture, there is one ceremony that is carried out a day before a wedding. The ceremony is known as siraman. The term is from the Javanese word "siram" which means splashing water or bathing.
When you visit Yogyakarta, Solo, or other cities in Java island, you may often encounter a pair of bride and groom sitting cross-legged in a form of statues. The pair is named Loro Blonyo.
Read on to discover the significance of the Loro Blonyo and its ties to the traditional Javanese culture.