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Old 17th March 2009, 22:57
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Originally Posted by gajahmuda View Post

....Yang ketiga, ia memimpin ekspedisi ke sebrang lautan hingga ke MADAGASKAR. Asal muasal pulau tersebut memiliki nama Madagaskar, diperkirakan ada hubungannya dengan Mahapatih Gajah Mada. Penduduk asli pulau itu, etnis Merina dan Betsileo, mirip dengan penduduk asli pulau jawa.

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Selain pertanyaan pertama saya sebelumnya yang belum mendapat jawaban, pertanyaan kedua saya, benarkah asal usul nama madagascar ada hubungannya dengan Gajah Mada?

sekedar informasi saja, ini saya copas dari "The Phantom Voyages" by Robert Dick-Read.

Who were the Indonesians who came to Africa? A cursory study of the vast number of ‘sea-nomad’ tribes who, for thousands of years, have roamed the Indonesian islands, reduces the number most likely to have undertaken responsible long-distance trading, to a small handful. Most prominent among these are the Bajau or Bajo, who had settlements from one end of the Indonesian archipelago to the other; and the Bugi (Bugis), who are still the most prominent among Indonesian merchant seamen. It is more likely to have been people such as these to whom the rulers of Srivijaya would have looked for their ‘navies’ than people of the smaller, piratical, less reliable sukus off the Sumatran and Bornean coasts. From Indonesia there is linguistic evidence to support the Bajo/Bugi contention. And from the African side, they offer a tentative solution to two ‘mysteries’ – the origins of the ‘Bajun’ people in the islands between Lamu and Kisimayu; and the otherwise inexplicable reason why the Swahili call Madagascar and its people ‘Buki’ or ‘Bukini’. Indeed a major suku related to the Buginese, the ‘Makassar’, or ‘Mankassar’, may have a better claim to providing the origin of the name ‘Madagascar’ than Marco Polo’s suggestion that it was from the arid coastal town of ‘Mogadishu’ that his huge ‘green and fertile’ island took its name.

Langsung dari artist madagascar sendiri, yang berjuang melestarikan dan mengembangkan tradisi budaya malagasy. Tarika - The Roots Music of Madagscar. Tidak heran mengapa mereka menamakan albumnya dengan Soul Makassar.

TARIKA, led by the charismatic Hanitra Rasoanaivo, became one of the hardest working bands on the 1990s World Music circuit; Madagascar's most successful musical export. Tarika's name means simply "the group" or "led by" - or in their case, "the group". They have evolved a unique, modern blend from the roots musics of the different regions of their Indian Ocean island home, strongly featuring local instruments in a way that has been described as "virtuoso traditional music with the energy of punk rock!" Their tight harmonies, buoyant grooves, infectious melodies, wild instruments, energetic dancing and captivating presentation have been a live hit all over North America and Europe, and their albums have topped the World Music charts on both sides of the Atlantic.

Although the Malagasy are usually thought to be African, their origins from perhaps 1500 years ago are Malayo/ Polynesian from Indonesia. In September 1999, Hanitra spent an inspirational month in Sulawesi, Indonesia, uncovering many traces of these long ago ancestors. The stories and ideas she gathered there provide the framework for Tarika's latest album Soul Makassar, recorded in London and Indonesia with Indonesian musicians participating. Another special project with a major theme and yet more variety from their seemingly inexhaustible musical treasury, the new Tarika album was released in 2001. It immediately became another World Music chart No.1, and one of the most played albums on World Music radio shows on both sides of the Atlantic. A remix single of Koba from it was released in April 2002 and became another big hit in Madagascar.

In October 2001, Time Magazine voted Tarika one of the 10 best bands in the world on a list that also included, U2, Radiohead, Portishead, Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers and Cuba's Orishas. In Mar"ch 2002, Soul Makassar gained them their 3rd Indie Award nomination. Soul Makassar (Sakay SAKD 7037) UK, Madagascar 2001. In USA on Triloka TR 700000-2; in Japan on Respect Records RES-48.

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