Indonesian culture

Indonesian culture , influent, religious and believe

In the present day, culture of Indonesia is an outcome of the interaction between age-old- traditions from the time of early migrants and the Western thought brought by Portuguese traders and Dutch colonists. Indonesia is centrally located along ancient trading routes between the Far East and the Middle East, resulting in many cultural practices. It was also being strongly influenced by many religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Islam. They are all strong in the major trading cities. That is why it comes to a complex cultural mixture which is very different from the original native cultures.
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Indonesian culture in art form

Indonesian art-forms can express this cultural mix. Wayang, traditional theater-performed puppet shows, were a medium in the spread of Hinduism and Islam amongst Javan villagers. Both Javanese and Balinese dances have stories about ancient Buddhist and Hindu kingdoms, while Islamic art forms and architecture are present in Sumatra, especially in the Minangkabau and Aceh regions. Traditional art, music and sport are combined in a martial art form called Pencak Silat.

Indonesian culture for entertainment and play

Western culture has greatly influenced Indonesia in modern entertainment such as television shows, film and music, as well as political system and issues. India has notably influenced Indonesian songs and movies. A popular type of song is the Indian-rhythmical dangdut, which is often mixed with Arab and Malay folk music.

Indonesia Culture and minority ethnic

Despite the influences of foreign culture, some remote Indonesian regions still preserve uniquely indigenous culture. The native ethnic groups of Mentawai, Asmat, Dani, Dayak, Toraja and many others are still practicing their ethnic rituals, customs and wearing traditional clothes.