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To Randai or Not to Randai

To Randai or Not to Randai <i>Randai</i>, a folk art of the Minangkabau people, flourished as a theatrical form among migrants from West Sumatra in the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan in the 1960s but has nearly died out today. This article concerns efforts to revive interest in <i>randai</i> by the Malaysian government and concerned practitioners, including one of the co-authors, in recent decades. This revival has involved the Malaysianization of the art form. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 The University of Hawai'i Press.
ISSN
1527-2109

Abstract

<i>Randai</i>, a folk art of the Minangkabau people, flourished as a theatrical form among migrants from West Sumatra in the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan in the 1960s but has nearly died out today. This article concerns efforts to revive interest in <i>randai</i> by the Malaysian government and concerned practitioners, including one of the co-authors, in recent decades. This revival has involved the Malaysianization of the art form.

Journal

Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 23, 2014

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