January 1, They want to protect and maintain the art and increase the number of competitive saman performances as well as the samon tungel performances in Gayo villages and towns. Another requirement is that each team must have thought out some difficult questions, riddles and puzzles to sing to standard or new melodies that the opposing team must answer wittily and without hesitation in song when their turn comes to perform.
After Chicago drew 9, sport and cultural participants, of which 7, were from the USA. For some overseas participants who had to travel far, the convenience of the two events being only a week apart and not far from each other enabled them to attend both. The Gayo Lues community in Banda Aceh also substantially increased its saman activities.
While their concepts of musico-lingual cultural identity remain strong in their home communities, their attitudes to artistic change and mode of transmission to the next generation in the diasporas are radically different. On 30 November , Bid Books were submitted by eight candidate cities with Los Angeles dropping out at this stage.
A projector is certainly good as most people will find it difficult and time-consuming handling C-ROADS from a computer or laptop.