Special dishes in Maluku is in special the Sagu:
After processing the Sagoe in the wood the Sagu it need a second process-
at the kitchen usually
And no wonder that a well known folk song is in this way:
..."Mama bakar sagoe..."
In the village is cooking connected with the open woodfire in the kichen.
So like in this picture it is shure cooking time.
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Under the traditional roof of the Museum Siwalima (see photo) is a corner with traditionel ambonese and maluku island instruments-
one of them the "Muschelhorn" - kulit kerang seen in the photo.
On the traditional ceremonys- to an "acara" sometimes it is able to hear it even today.
We had the luck to hear it in Pulau Saparua in a north village one evening. It was a saturday, short before midnight at the last weekend before Christmas Day in a little ligth of full moon between evening rain clouds .
Very great moment to stand near the old Baileo to hear the playing of of a dozend man of the village, conducted by the leader of the group. It hears a deep dark waving sound, played like the sirens of a ship,- and in all together from place and the full moon between the clouds - all atmosphere remembering to the time of the ancestors.
The modern typ of percussion music see the Photo!
If intrested in more typical maluku folk songs see as first step
search in YouTube, for instance: TIM UNPATI SOPO SOPO
a well known song, every ambonese people knows it.
The Society of Ambonese build up a wisdom called as PELA - GANDONG ....is a philosophy on how to bridge the differentiation between the peoples by its different in Religion and Culture.
The Pela-Gandong cultural system is a bond of friendship and brotherhood expressed in familiar greetings such as Nyong Pee, Nona Pee, Gandongee, Bongsoee. It also covers activities of mutual cooperation in a better or worse situation,”
This is a bond formed between individuals or villages, triggered by events of mutual assistance during a disaster, famine, or other adversities. The relationships formed are not based on family ties, and this helped people to live in harmony with the principle of mutual collaboration.
The humanity dimension within these forms of bonding includes mutual assistance, tolerance, mutual trust, and brotherhood.
Penginapan Patra in Laha village is quite terrible, there is a lot mosquitoes, even with aircon...more