Main Program | The Lasalaga Project

08 Oct 2021 14:00 - 15:00
/ IDR 299,000 (All Main Program Access)
Online via townscript.com | Live in Indus Restaurant. Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)

The Lasalaga Project is Louis Buana’s research of the ancient legend of Lasalaga, the fierce ruler of Mamuju, West Sulawesi. Of Balinese-Sulawesi heritage, Lasalaga’s story highlights the harmonious relationship between two different ethnicities and cultures. In an attempt to reach a wide audience, the reinterpretation of this legend combines traditional Kamasan art with new media, as well as, the publication of a children’s storybook. Louie Buana and Kathryn Wellen talk about this fascinating initiative.

(This session is presented in English)

Proyek Lasalaga adalah penelitian Louis Buana tentang legenda kuno Lasalaga, penguasa ganas Mamuju, Sulawesi Barat. Tentang warisan Bali-Sulawesi, kisah Lasalaga menyoroti hubungan harmonis antara dua etnis dan budaya yang berbeda. Dalam upaya menjangkau khalayak luas, reinterpretasi legenda ini memadukan kesenian tradisional Kamasan dengan media baru, serta penerbitan buku cerita anak. Louie Buana dan Kathryn Wellen berbicara tentang inisiatif yang menarik ini.

(Sesi ini dipersembahkan dalam Bahasa Inggris)


Louie Buana

Louie Buana is a cultural activist and founder of Lontara Project (La Galigo for Nusantara), a movement focusing on the campaign and preservation of La Galigo epic from South Sulawesi …

I Wayan Juniarta

Balinese journalist, I Wayan Juniarta, finds solace in crafting essays and articles. His first and probably last book, Bungklang-Bungkling, explores the hilarity and ludicrousness of Balinese men. He often writes …

Kathryn Wellen

Kathryn Wellen is a researcher at Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies. She is a historian of Southeast Asia specialized in the early modern era. Her current …

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