Sustainability of Indigeneous Music Culture through Video Documentation

  • Bayu Arsiadhi Putra Mulawarman University, INDONESIA
  • Jonathan Irene Sartika Dewi Max Mulawarman University, INDONESIA
  • Yofi Irvan Vivian Mulawarman University, INDONESIA
Keywords: culture, Dayak Bahau, music, revitalization, sustainability


The aim of the Sape Karaang Sustainable Project, a short video product with a narrative that is inhibiting and supporting the sustainability of sape karaang, folklore, music and cultural heritage of the Dayak Bahau people, is to revitalize the musical culture of the Dayak Bahau tradition. This project combines the interest of the Bahau youth in technology and the forms of conservation that parents of the Bahau culture want. The people who want to be achieved from this product are Dayak Bahau and Indonesia. The purpose of this paper is to discuss a practice-led approach used in empowering selected Bahau young people. The method used is a practice-led approach, which is useful in providing guidance to researchers in finding realistic practices, bridging the gap between theory and practice during the project. This paper presents two important arguments: practical approach and visibility in the decision-making process during a research project; and innovation to sustain indigenous traditional arts.


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How to Cite
Putra, B. A., Max, J. I. S. D., & Vivian, Y. I. (2021). Sustainability of Indigeneous Music Culture through Video Documentation. Jurai Sembah, 2(1), 14-21.