Lunsay: Song-Dance of the Jama Mapun of Sulu

Casiño, Eric (1966) Lunsay: Song-Dance of the Jama Mapun of Sulu. Asian Studies, 4 (2). pp. 316-323. ISSN 0004-4679 (Print), 2244-5927 (Online)

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IN THE WIDE WATERS BETWEEN BORNEO, PALAWAN, AND Jolo is an oasis of an island known as Cagayan de Sulu. The native people of this island call themselves Jama Mapun; their island, Tana Mapuan; their language Pelun Mapun. Literally, "Jama" means "man or people," hence Jama Mapun means "people of Mapun." These people, like the Taosugs and Samals of Sulu, are Muslim Filipinos; they have been Islamized for many years but, like the Christian Filipinos, they retain much of their traditional practices and customs. One of these customs, which may go back to their pre-Islamic past, is a popular community dance called lunsay.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dance, dance history, folk dance, Lunsay, Mindanao, Sulu
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Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2017 14:59
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