Toraja Dance

Toraja Dance

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a---TORAJA-HOSITS–Toraja or Tanah Toraja is located in mountainous north Celebes. Compared to other areas of Indonesia, the traditions and cultures of the local community are entirely unique. Part of this uniqueness is shown in the funeral ceremony. People of Toraja have several different dances, such as a dance for funerals, and a dance to welcome the harvest season.

The funeral ceremony consists of several dances, namely:Ma’badung, Ma’marakka, Pa’dondang, Ma’randing, and Ma’gellu. The ceremony to welcome the harvest season consists of Pakarena, Burane, and Baine. Another traditional dance is a magic dance called Ma’bugi.

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