TULILA Muzik Bujukan Mandailing
An ethnomusicology study in Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia on Mandailing courtship music. 'Tulila', Mandaiing courtship music to woo a lover's heart, in the tradition of /markusip/. While the maiden is cloistered in the /bagas podoman/ under the tutelage of a respected elderly woman, the youth keenly romances her with his skillful playing of the bamboo flute. Alternating with verse or /ende-ende/, /tulila/ music is heard. And so the passion is fanned between youth and maiden, who reveal the secrets of their hearts before the breaking of dawn. While examining the Mandailing arts, the books describes Mandailing culture, language, lifestyles, customs, ancient beliefs, social order, indigenous knowledge, environment and settlement patterns in the Sumatran highlands.