Ten thousand men dance – level 2
Saman is a popular dance in Indonesia and UNESCO recognised it in 2011. It is also called the dance of a thousand hands.
Over 10,000 men in Aceh, a territory in Sumatra, performed the dance. They broke the national record for the largest Saman dance. The Acehnese traditionally perform it once a year to show unity after the harvest.
The Director General of Culture said that the event shows that people still uphold their culture.
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
Why is the Saman dance such an important part of Acehnese culture?
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