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Hybridity and Harmony. Nineteenth-century British discourse on syncretism and intercultural compatibility in Malay music

Irving, David


Nineteenth-century British writers made frequent observations on Malay music, which are preserved in multiple forms of ethnographic writings and travel accounts, as well as dictionaries and linguistic treatises. Although the cultural boundaries of Malay ethnicity remained a subject of debate, British writers distinguished Malay music from Chinese, Indian, and Javanese traditions. The types of musical practices they observed in the urban centres of Penang, Melaka, and Singapore were probably...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Indonesia and the Malay World
DOI: 10.1080/13639811.2014.912408


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