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TRADITIONS IN TRANSITION: INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE IN SOUTH & SOUTHEAST ASIA SYMPOSIUM

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, LONG ISLAND - NOV 3, 2016: On 3rd November 2016, the Consul General of Malaysia, Mr. Jeremiah Oliver Jitos attended the Traditions in Transition: Intangible Cultural Heritage in South and Southeast Asia Symposium which was held in Hofstra University in Long Island, New York.

 

The Symposium was organized by The Hofstra University Cultural Centre and the Department of Anthropology, Music and the Asian Studies Programme.  The Symposium was made possible with the hardwork and dedication of Dr. Patricia Hardwick, Dr. Patricia Welch and Dr. Laurie Margot Ross.  It was interesting to note that Dr. Patricia Hardwick has been living in Malaysia for almost ten years and she had learned Malaysian arts and cultures during her stay in Malaysia.

 

The main exhibits at the Symposium were Malaysian Makyong, Demonstration of Wayang Kulit, West Javanese Red Puppet Performance (Sunan Kalijaga) and Gamelan.  The symposium also showcased the art materials from Malaysia and Indonesia.

 

We were proud and honoured by the efforts and willingness of the team in Hofstra University to showcase, promote and exhibit the Malaysian arts and culture in the United States.