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Workshops and Events > Past Workshops and Activities Musik Tuboh – Acehnese Music and Body Percussion

The Institute of Southeast Asian Arts (ISEAA) invited Murtala and Alfira O’Sullivan of Suara Indonesia Dance for this second collaboration with students, alumni and affiliates of NAFA, which explored a combination of percussive music and dance of intricate pattern-making in the sense of community unique to Southeast Asia.

The programme ensued from a two-day workshop, which presented the art of body percussion in Aceh, North Sumatra. Invited members of Sanggar Budaya Aceh Nusantara (BUANA) performed alongside students, alumni and affiliates of NAFA to demonstrate two forms of sitting dance such as Ratoh Jaroe and Ratéb Meuseukat, as well as the standing dance Seudati. The performance followed with a lively lecture-demonstration and a Q&A discussion with the audience.