How Language Cannot Stand Alone – Enter the Loanword

How Language Cannot Stand Alone – Enter the Loanword

What is a loanword? Well, just like the name, a loanword loans or borrows words from other languages ...
Music, Museum, and Culture

Music, Museum, and Culture

Electronic music is resulted from the integration. It departs from (and still stand on) Classical Music that has found its way to progress and created its own path by utilising the technological ...
Pandemic and Children’s Education in Indonesia

Pandemic and Children’s Education in Indonesia

Generation of adults, including parents and teachers, still believe that formal education is the main system that must be prioritized at all cost, especially in big cities such as Jakarta ...
Pandemi dan Pendidikan Anak di Indonesia

Pandemi dan Pendidikan Anak di Indonesia

Dari generasi ke generasi, banyak orang tua (termasuk orang dewasa pada umumnya) yang masih percaya bahwa pendidikan formal adalah pendidikan utama yang harus diprioritaskan apapun alasannya ...
Traditional Games in Today’s World

Traditional Games in Today’s World

Traditional games were not created simply for the sake of fun. In fact, it is a part of behavioural education that contains lessons on discipline, confidence, coexisting, social sensitivity and, most importantly, ...
Mesatua, Balinese Storytelling

Mesatua, Balinese Storytelling

Stories (satua) is a type of Balinese ancient literature that is characterized by its free form, not dictated by the number of stanzas, and anonymity ...
Gamelan Slonding

Gamelan Slonding

Gamelan Selonding is regarded as one of the oldest sets of gamelan that ever existed in Bali, even predating Gamelan Gambuh. This particular Selonding originates from Tenganan Pegringsingan Village of Karangasem, Eastern ...
Lontar Manuscript: Where the Balinese Turn to for Wisdom

Lontar Manuscript: Where the Balinese Turn to for Wisdom

Studying the content of *Lontar manuscripts is just like turning back in time without actually taking a time machine. For hundreds of years, Lontar has become the medium of choice to preserve ...
Lontar, Balinese Sacred Manuscript

Lontar, Balinese Sacred Manuscript

Lontar is a traditional manuscript written on dried palm leaves; almost unknown to many, but it is perhaps one of the most crucial and oldest cultural manifestations of the Balinese people, dating ...
Gending Rare: Balinese Nursery Rhymes Teach Norms and Values

Gending Rare: Balinese Nursery Rhymes Teach Norms and Values

Nursery rhyme’s are crucial to the development of a child's identity. However, in today’s world, where diverse forms of entertainment proliferate within digital domains, are nursery rhymes still significant, or are they ...
Villagers Took Action Protecting Their Language

Villagers Took Action Protecting Their Language

The people of Punggul Village (Bali, Indonesia) have shown their commitment in preserving their language, alphabets and literature, by organising an event called Balinese Language Month 2020. Government officials, village organisations, and ...
GO Africa! – A Community-Led Display of Cultural Vibrations

GO Africa! – A Community-Led Display of Cultural Vibrations

[London, LTTW] I completely undermined how much I would enjoy Go Africa at the Ringcross Community Centre in Islington, London, on August 17th 2019. This is the second time this year I ...
Termites, the Instrument Maker

Termites, the Instrument Maker

[Jakarta, LTTW] The didgeridoo is a unique wooden trumpet “drone pipe" of Aboriginal origin, and many believe it to be made by termites. Yes, this is a fact! A genuine Didgeridoo is ...
Contrary To Popular Belief, Oktoberfest Is Not About Drinking Beer

Contrary To Popular Belief, Oktoberfest Is Not About Drinking Beer

[Jakarta, LTTW] As the mayor of Munich shout o zapft is! (the keg is tapped) in front of the enthusiastic crowd, Oktoberfest was therefore started with a mighty cheer. After a period ...
Hay-on-Wye: “The Village of Books” that Runs With The Modern World

Hay-on-Wye: “The Village of Books” that Runs With The Modern World

People spend their summer holiday in many ways: from visiting festivals or amusement parks with families and friends, to simply staying at home and binge watch on Netflix. But if you wish ...
Defining Tradition of Sound Culture: Questioning the Importance of Authenticity | Essay by Guoda Dyrzyte

Defining Tradition of Sound Culture: Questioning the Importance of Authenticity | Essay by Guoda Dyrzyte

Many people regard Western music as highly precise music with no space for improvisation – the absence of freedom. Is it true? Before we jump into conclusion, we should have a proper ...
Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum

[Jakarta, LTTW] “Never forget the history.” That was what Soekarno, the First President of Indonesia, used to say. Yet recently—in the first month of the 2018—two historical buildings in Jakarta, Indonesia have ...
nepal earthquake

Nepal Earthquake 2015: The Role of Culture in Recovery

Death Toll Reaches 7000, as International Relief Efforts Continue [Jakarta, LTTW] The 2015 Nepal quake  hit on April 25. Measured at 7.8 magnitude on the Richter scale, it is the most devastating earthquake to ...
palmyra

ISIL Retook Palmyra: How the Hell That Happened?

[Jakarta, LTTW] War never has a positive side, no matter how we look at it. It’s an atrocity that gives nothing but agony, revenge, destruction, and death. The life-taking conflicts and war ...
The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall

When and where did humans develop language? To find out, look deep inside caves, suggests an MIT professor. More precisely, some specific features of cave art may provide clues about how our ...
cave painting

Is Cave Painting Art?

by Aryo Adhianto [Jakarta, LttW] A few months ago LTTW raised an issue of cave painting’s management being differently practiced both in the Caves of Altamira, Spain, and in other parts of ...
Altamira Cave Paintings

Altamira Cave Paintings to Be Re-reopen—With Very Limited Access

[GUARDIAN, OLIVE PRESS, LTTW, SPAIN] For 12 years, visitors have only been able to see the replica of Spain’s early civilization cave paintings in a museum a few hundred feet away from ...
Gringsing

Gringsing amid Changing Times

This article is based on a snapshot research organized by Sacred Bridge Foundation in Tenganan Pegringsingan Village, East Bali. The focus of the research is to assess the ideals and reality of ...