The Stone Music of Nias Island

the stone music sounds better with you | taken by Sony a65v – Bawomataluo village, Nias island is best known for its diversity of festivals and celebration.

The most well-known events are War Dances, performed regularly for travel junkies, and Stone Jumping, a manhood ritual that sees young men leaping over two meter stone towers to their fate.

The other day, Sony Indonesia and I went to see the stone music mini concert, noted worldwide for its haunting beauty. Now, I enjoy musical performances. I had a great time.

thank you for the stone music | taken by Sony a65v

don’t stop the stone music | taken by Sony a65v

But this was the first time I went to a stone music recital. An enormous concert. A huge stone stage. A grand stone. And NOTHING else.

The next interpretation was very stone age. It was contemporary with ethnic jazzy and tropical overtones. The overall structure seemed similar and fantastic.

It was definitely much easier to listen to. It had heaps of interesting bits, and the guy’s technique was rather colourful. Especially when he started smashing the stones with wooden sticks.

i let the stone music speak | taken by Sony a65v

listen to the stone heart | taken by Sony a65v

I loved all the tones. It was WONDERFUL!

You are SO lucky to be seeing this. Not many people have the opportunity to see and listen all this amazing stuff.

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