Posts tagged Islamic culture

Fed Up With Your Banks? Try Islamic Banks

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Where It Started? This post still related to my previous article “Fed Up With Your Banks? Try Ethical Banks”, which offered an alternative form of banking compare to usual/conventional banks.  Still in the spirit to find alternatives other than bank that can give you experience like those scandals [...]

Saman Dance will Become One of UNESCO Intangible Heritages

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UNESCO is set to officially list the Saman Dance from Aceh as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in November. “The Saman Dance will be announced as intangible world cultural heritage by UNESCO on November 19, 2011, ”I Gde Pitana, Indonesian Culture and Tourism Ministry cultural and tourism [...]

Saman Dance

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Saman Dance or Dance of Thousand Hands is one those fascinating dances from Indonesia. It is originated from Aceh province, or Gayo regency (in the highland of Gayo) to be exact. In its original form, the dancers beside dancing they also sing the poem, and provide rhythm by finger snapping, hand clapping and chest or thigh beating. Dance's moves consisted of moving hands, arms, legs and torsos with quick and well-coordinated team work, these movements increasing in speed along the way.
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