English The Figure Behind Osing Styled Mocoan

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The Figure Behind Osing Styled Mocoan

In 2019, the art of ethnic Osing styled sung recitation or mocoan of Lontar Yusup was declared an intangible national heritage. One of the figures behind the preservation of this art in Banyuwangi is Wiwin Indiarti, 41.

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Amid her busy schedule as a lecturer in the School of Language and Art at PGRI University, Banyuwangi, East Java, she devotes herself to the preservation of the culture of Osing, Banyuwangi’s indigenous ethic community. After leaving her hometown for 13 years to study at Gadjah Mada University [...]