The Poet of Linge Homeland

The Poet of Linge Homeland
The Poet of Linge Homeland

Producer: Set Workshop and Ford Foundation
Director : Aryo Danusiri Supervising
Producer: Garin Nugroho Didong
Performance: the people of Pegasing, Central Aceh Running
Time : 25 mins
Language: Gayo and Indonesian with English subtitles

The Poet of the Linge Homeland is a portrait of the Gayonese didong poet, Ibrahim Kadir. Danusiri’s short succinct portrait of Kabir explores his life within its context in the lake town of Takengon in the Gayo Highlands of Central Aceh: the evolution of his poetry from the period of his childhood; its relation to his sense of nature; the role of didong performances and competitions within Takengon society; the repressive political atmosphere of the period of his youth; and particularly the importance to Kabir of the preservation of indigenous performance forms, oral culture and rituals specific to Takengon; and of the dangers confronting the survival of such performance skills in a period where there is so much competition from technologically and electronically reproduced media. Continue reading “The Poet of Linge Homeland”


Linge Kingdom

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The Lingga kingdom or Linge (in the gayo language ) in the Gayo land, according to M. Junus Djamil in his book of the “Gajah Putih” (White Elephant) that was published by the Cultural Aceh Agency during 1959, Kutaraja (Banda Aceh), said that around in the 11th age , the Lingga Kingdom was established by Gayo people in Sultan’s government’s era of Machudum Johan Berdaulat Mahmud Shah from the Perlak Kingdom.

This information was known from information of King Uyem and his child King Ranta that is King Cik Bebesan and from Zainuddin that is from the kings Kejurun Bukit that both of them had had the power as the king in the colonial Dutch era.

King Lingga I,  it was mentioned had 4 children.
It was eldest that a woman was named Empu Beru or Datu Beru, that was other Be As Sibayak Lingga, Meurah Johan and  and Meurah Lingga.

Sibayak Lingga afterwards left home to the Batak land his ancestors to be precise in Karo and opened the country there he was known with King Lingga Sibayak. Continue reading “Linge Kingdom”