An Extraordinary event is taking place this month in West Sumatra. Traditional Silat and Minangkabau cultrual arts are being celebrated in an enormous "festivale" that will envelop the city of Padang for nearly a week.
Artistis, dancers, musicians, and practitioners of Silat are being invited from all over the country as well as 33 foreign groups from the greater southeast aisan region. During the event, all will share their respective arts with the public. The importance of tradtional styles and cultrual relevance will be emphasized.
Bapak Waleed has been invited to perform, the only Westerner to do so. He has also been called upon to consult and administer the event. He will be the personal guest of many officials and community elders while he is there.
We are also very fortunate that a few students of Bapak Waleed's from the United States will be able to attend as well. This will truly be a historical occasion and quite a unique experience.
(this video was originally uploaded to metacafe by wijkovic)
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