Revitalising the Musical Arts of Indonesia's Lampung Province

  • Kartomi, Margaret (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Barendregt, Bart (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Martiara, Rina (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Neglected Indigenous peoples are emerging around the world, raising questions about how to overcome their
stigmatisation and lack of opportunity. This ethnographic project aims to document how and to what extent one
Indigenous group in the post-Suharto era of regional autonomy in Indonesia is improving its status through
affirmative political action based on its traditional musical arts, philosophy and Islamic beliefs. With a novel
ethnomusicological methodology it will delineate the stylistic identity of their traditional, new and popular musical
arts and youth culture, and will theorise about the changing meanings of culture and Islam among this
marginalised people.
Effective start/end date1/01/1631/12/20


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$330,000.00
  • Monash University