via Jakarta Post, 04 January 2023:
The Art.The.Fact! Suku Bangsa Bahari Nusantara exhibition features many aspects of the maritime people of South Sulawesi and Madura.
The song “Nenek Moyangku” (“Our Ancestors,” Ibu Soed, 1940) echoes throughout the halls of the Jakarta Maritime Museum on Dec. 2. For many, the music brings back memories of our school years, where we learned about our ancestors; seafaring people who built many sturdy ships that navigated them through storms and explored deep oceans of faraway continents.
Yet, in this modern era, few young Indonesian urban people can relate to the life and struggles of the seafaring tribes. Their stories have become legendary tales with vague details.