Second International Symposium on the Malay Musical Arts of Indonesia’s Riau Islands (SIRI)

In January 2015, the Music Archive of Monash University hosted the Second International Symposium on the Malay Musical Arts of Indonesia’s Riau Islands (SIRI). The symposium was held from 14 – 16 January at Monash University, Clayton Campus.

SYMPOSIUM THEME: The Changing Identity and Sustainability of the Music-Cultures and Worldviews of the Riau Islands’ Sedentary Malays and Sea Nomads/ Perubahan Identitas dan Kelanjutan Budaya Musik dan Pandangan Hidup Orang Melayu Tetap dan Orang Suku Laut di Kepri

SUB-THEME: Sound, Body Movement and Hierarchy in the Arts of the Riau Archipelago

The Symposium featured a Special Exhibition of Indonesia’s Malay Arts which was officially opened by the Victorian Consul-General of Indonesia, Ibu Dewi Savitri Wahab at 4pm on 14 January.