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I love to watch the Joget dance, the graceful movements, the playfulness shown between the male and female couples as they follow the sonorous music. The dancers never touch, yet they convey a sense of flirting,longing and playfulness.
The dance may be of Portuguese origin from Malacca, but the whole package is definitely Oriental (with hints of Arabic musical influence.)

WIKIPEDIA:
Joget (Jawi: جوڬيت) is a traditional Malay dance that originated in Malacca. It was influenced by the Portuguese dance of Branyo which is believed to have been spread to Malacca during the spice trade. In Malacca, it is better known as Chakunchak.

The dance is one of the most popular folk dances in Indonesia & Malaysia and normally performed by couples in cultural festivals, weddings and other social functions. Joget also grew in popularity within the Malay community in Singapore after its introduction in 1942.

The dance is of the Portuguese roots and is accompanied by an ensemble consisting of; a violin of Western world, a knobbed gong of Asia, a flute (optional) and at least two rebana or gendang of Maritime Southeast Asia. The tempo of Joget music is fairly quick with the feeling of teasing and playing between the partners. The music emphasizes duple- and triple-beat division, both in alternation and simultaneously, and sung in the northeast Malaysia style.

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  • Copyright: Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3580 W: 114 N: 6321] (28594)
  • Genre: Gens
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2009-05-13
  • Categories: Festivals
  • Exposition: f/0.2, 1/21 secondes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2017-04-09 23:51
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