Songs from Maluku

WWW.LAGU2.NL This site contains songs from the Moluccas Islands, also known as the ‘spiced islands’.

‘Spiced’ because nutmeg and cloves are native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia, and are commonly used as a spice. Cloves are now commercially harvested primarily in Indonesia, India, Madagascar, Zanzibar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka—and the largest producer, Pemba Island, just off the coast of Tanzania.

These traditional songs, “lagu-lagu Maluku”, from the Maluku Islands, usually “sing a longs” by the Moluccan community, on different occasions from wedding to funeral.

Mostly played with traditional instruments:

Tifa: Moluccan drum
Totobuang: metal gong kettles which are laid horizontally upon a rack

Mollucan Moods project

MOLUCCAN MOODS was een succesvolle reeks Molukse groepenpresentatie in de periode 1982-1984. De 1e groepenpresentatie vond van februari tot en met september 1982 één keer per maand plaats in Paradiso te Amsterdam. De initiatieven en organisatie waren in handen van een werkgroep bestaande uit 3 leden; Eddy Tutuarima, Zeth Mustamu…

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