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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cultural Outreach March 2013: Indonesian Traditional Games

In March 21, 2013, JCU Indonesian Student Association taught Indonesian traditional games in the Aitkenvale State School. The games taught are "Boy" from Makasar and "Benteng". This program is sponsored by Townsville Multicultural Support Group.

The "Boy" is almost like bowling. In "Boy" a group of students had to stack blocks and the others had to roll a tennis ball to take down the blocks. In Makasar, this game is played by the children using flat stones for the stacks and coconut as the ball.

The "Benteng" is a more complex game where there are 2 groups staying in a different base, opposite to each other. One group has a base and has a "jail". Only one person can leave the base to taunt the opposite group to catch him/her. If one person from group A is out to taunt the group B, a person from the group B can get out from the base to try to catch the person from group A who is out of the base. The person from group A is safe when he/she is back in his/her base. at that time, another person from group A can leave the base and try to catch the person who was out from his/her base. The person who is caught is thrown into prison. The winner is the group who can step on the opponent's base, usually when the opponent group only has 1 person left in the base


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Mambo Simbo in Townsville, Australia

The James Cook University Indonesian Student Association presented a Papuan traditional dance called Mambo Simbo at the Tropical Museum of Queensland, Townsville, on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2 pm.

The dance is based on a folktale about a boy called Mambo who ran away from his village. The villagers were going through the rivers and the jungle to search for him. Mambo's mother who joined the search passed away before she could find Mambo. The villagers mourned for her death. Then, they continued the search. Eventually they found Mambo, and the villagers had a big celebration.

We thank:
Coordinator: Linda Rahmi
Choreographer: Lucia Runggeari
Dancers: female villagers: Cynthia D Gaina, Zainab Tahir, Sudewi, Lucia Runggeari; Mambo's father: Immanuel Ben; male villagers: Sukahar Eka, Linda Rahmi, Purnomo Hadi; Mambo: Muchlis
Drums: Aryan Siagian, Deasy Tandio
Singers: Nur Asiyah, Antin Widi, Indra Pratama, Jensi Sartin
Every students who provided their house for us to practice in, and also the generousity of them who provided us with food before or after we practice and perform. And to our friends who provided us their cars to travel to and from the museum.

And, we want to thank for the huge support from:
The Consulate General of Indonesia in Sydney Mr. Gary R.M. Jusuf and staffs
The President of Indonesian Student Association in Australia Mr. Bagus Nugroho and staffs
Townsville Multicultural Support Group
The JCU AUSAID liaison officer Mr. Alex Salvador

DAT 2013 (PPIA JCU) http://jcu-indosa.blogspot.com.au/

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

JCU Blessing of the Academic Year

James Cook University Indonesian Student Association presents 5 Indonesian Folk Songs in the JCU Blessing of the Academic Year (March 6, 2013):
Apuse - Rasa Sayange - Cik Cik Periuk - Kampuang Nan Jauh Di Mato - Gundul-Gundul Pacul
Singers: Antin, Yayak, Iben, Ary, Cynthia, Lucia, Zainab
On Keyboard: Deasy.

The Lyrics and Translations:

Apuse (Grandma and Granpa)
a song from Papua

Apuse kokondao
Narabe sorendoreri
Wuflenso baninema baki pase
Arafabye Asuarakua
Arafabye Asuarakua

Grandma and grandpa, I am going
Going to a foreign country, the Doreri bay
Clutching a handkerchief and waving hands
Goodness me, take care, my grandchild
Goodness me, take care, my grandchild

Rasa Sayange (The Love)
a song from Maluku/Molucca

Rasa sayange, rasa sayang sayange
Lihat Ambon dari jauh rasa sayang sayange
Kalau ada sumur di ladang
boleh kita menumpang mandi
Kalau ada umur panjang
boleh kita bertemu lagi

Rasa sayange, rasa sayang sayange
Lihat Ambon dari jauh rasa sayang sayange

The love, the love, love
See Ambon  (the capital city of Molluca) from afar I feel this love, love
If there is a well in the field, we may bathe there
If we have longevity, we may see each other again

The love, the love, love
Seeing Ambon from afar I feel this love, love

Cik Cik Periuk (a Clay Pot)
a song from Kalimantan/Borneo

Cik cik periuk belanga sumbing dari Jawe
Datang ne' kicapbuk bawa kpiting dua eko‘
Cak bur belanga picak indung gigi rongak
Sape kitawa dolo' dipancung raje tunggal

A clay pot, a cracked clay pot brought from Java 
Once came an old woman who brought 2 crabs
Splash splosh, the crabs are thrown into the pot, pug nose and toothless
Whoever laugh first, will be beheaded by King Tunggal

Kampuang Nan Jauh di Mato (Our Homeland Is Far Away)
a song from Sumatera

Kampuang nan jauh di mato
Gunuang Sansai Baku Liliang
Takana Jo Kawan, Kawan Nan Lamo
Sangkek Basu Liang Suliang

Panduduknya nan elok
Nan Suko Bagotong Royong
Kok susah samo samo diraso
Den Takana Jo Kampuang

Takana Jo Kampuang
Induk Ayah Adik Sadonyo
Raso Mangimbau Ngimbau Den Pulang
Den Takana Jo Kampuang

Our homeland is far away
Surrounded by highlands 
I remember my old friends 
While I play my flute

The citizens are friendly 
They love helping each other 
stay together in sadness and happiness
I remember my homeland 

I remember my homeland 
Mother, father, siblings and all relatives
Feels like it was calling me home 
I remember my homeland

Gundul Gundul Pacul (Bald Head, a Hoe)
a song from Java

Gundul gundul  pacul cul gembelengan
nyunggi-nyunggi wakul kul kelelengan
wakul ngglimpang segane dadi sak latar
wakul ngglimpang segane dadi sak latar

Bald bald, hoe hoe, untrustworthy
Carrying a pot of rice, irresponsible
The rice pot fell, the rice is all over the floor
The rice pot fell, the rice is all over the floor

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cultural Outreach Program: The Costumes and a Dance

Introducing Indonesian Traditional Costumes and Dance in Townsville Grammar Junior School

The Indonesian Student Association (ISA) taught Indonesian culture in Townsville Grammar Junior School (TGJS). Thanks to Zainab who is the coordinator of the event, and also Welem a talented dancing teacher, our team of 9 people managed to teach TGJS Year 5 students dancing Dolo-dolo. Dolo-dolo is a folk dance originating from Flores island, East Nusa Tenggara province.

Invited by Ms. Tessa McNamara and supported by Ms. Geri Crouch from Townsville Multicultural Support Group (TMSG), our team taught about Indonesian culture in 2 sessions (45 minutes each). We introduced some traditional costumes and followed by the dancing lesson. JCU ISA member who came wore a traditional costume, so that the students could see how interesting Indonesian costumes are. The students were very curious for a head accessory from South Sumatera (wore by Anita), and also for the Blangkon - a traditional hat from Java (wore by Indra Bayu.). Some of the students had a chance to wear these accessories.

After introducing the traditional costumes, quizzes about the costumes were given. Some students who can answer correctly were rewarded. They were given a chance to wear some traditional costumes which are: a male costume from Padang, a female Balinese dancer costume, and a Gambyong-a dance originated from Java- female dancer costume (for girls). In very last 30 minutes in each session, the students practice to dance Dolo-dolo. And eventually we danced in a circle, just like the way Flores people dance the Dolo-dolo.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cultural Outreach Program: Traditional Games

Introducing Indonesian Traditional Games in Aitkenvale State School, Townsville

This event was a JCU ISA collaboration with Townsville Multicultural Support Group (TMSG). Planned by Aryadi, and with the help from Yulia, Ernest, Arvie, Zainab, dan Deasy, JCU ISA introduced two Indonesian Independence Day games. The first one was a game where a pencil is tied with 4 strings, and each strings are tied to a student. The group have to work together to put the pencil inside a bottle. The next game is the marble race. In this game,each of the student were given a spoon to be put in the mouth, and carried a marble on the spoon. The students had to compete with their friends to be the fastest one to reach the finish line. Each class were given 30 minutes to try these games. They were very enthusiastic on practicing the games.

The students were trying to put the pencils in the bottles