Lecture and workshop - RCMC - 23 March

Uncovering the secrets of sound and rhythm in the context of the ethnic Moluccan music of Indonesia

On 23 March 2016 the Research Center for Material Culture and KITLV invite you to the lecture and workshop ‘Uncovering the secrets of sound and rhythm in the context of the ethnic Moluccan music of Indonesia’ delivered by dr. Christian Tamaela, ethnomusicologist and theologist (Universitas Kristen Indonesia Maluku). 

In what ways does music offer opportunities to promote conflict resolution and establish harmony? This lecture will address peace drumming in the context of the pela and gandong traditions in Maluku and Indonesia. This musical practice is particularly relevant, effective, and constructive in creating harmony between religious communities in Maluku and Indonesia, and in opening up strategies of peace for other global and diasporic communities.

If you are interested in questions around  music, conflict and identity; music and religion, and musical hybridity, please join the lecture, workshop and conversation.  


Dr. Tamaela is renowned for his expertise on traditional dance, performance and music of the Moluccas. His work explores the dynamics between traditional music, the history of Christianisation and liturgical renewal in the Moluccas. For more information on dr. Tamaela’s research, please refer to this article by dr. Fridus Steijlen. 

About the event

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 15:00 to 17:00
Steenstraat 1, Leiden, the Netherlands
Students; museum professionals; academics