Kidung interaktif: Vocalising and interpreting traditional literature through electronic mass media in Bali

Putra, I. Nyoman Darma (2009) Kidung interaktif: Vocalising and interpreting traditional literature through electronic mass media in Bali. Indonesia and the Malay world, 37 109: 249-276. doi:10.1080/13639810903269276


Author Putra, I. Nyoman Darma
Title Kidung interaktif: Vocalising and interpreting traditional literature through electronic mass media in Bali
Formatted title
Kidung interaktif: Vvocalising and interpreting traditional literature through electronic mass media in Bali
Journal name Indonesia and the Malay world   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1363-9811
1469-8382
Publication date 2009-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13639810903269276
Volume 37
Issue 109
Start page 249
End page 276
Total pages 28
Editor Khng, Pauline
Murtagh, Ben
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, U.K.
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
200202 Asian Cultural Studies
950204 The Media
200516 Indonesian Literature
200313 Indonesian Languages
Formatted abstract
This article investigates the role of mabebasan radio and television programmes in maintaining the life of traditional Balinese literature in the modern era. Mabebasan is the chanting and interpreting, line by line in highly stylised language, of traditional Balinese poetic genres such as gaguritan, kidung, and kakawin. In the past, mabebasan was usually performed to accompany religious rituals or as a form of entertainment for small numbers of mainly elderly male literary enthusiasts. Since the early 1990s, however, mabebasan has begun to appear as a new form of electronic media programme on radio and television. It is now commonly called ‘interactive kidung’ (kidung interaktif) as it was originally carried out interactively by phone. These programmes are broadcast almost daily by many radio stations throughout Bali and by the two main television stations. They attract participation from a wide audience, including women, who were previously excluded from this activity. This article argues that these relatively new media, through kidung interaktif, have not only arrested the declining art of textual chanting and interpreting but have turned it into one of the most significant factors in the revitalisation of traditional Balinese literature.
Keyword Kidung interaktif
Mabebasan
Media
Balinese literature
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes This article stems from a paper first presented at the 17th biennial conference of ASAA (Asian Studies Association of Australia) on β€˜Is this the Asian Century?’ Melbourne, 1–3 July 2008

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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