The ‘High-Value Culture’ of Igal: Mirroring ‘DAKEN21’ Promoting ‘Malaysia MADANI’

Authors

  • Mohd Kipli Abdul Rahman College of Creative Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Selangor.
  • Dr. Norzizi Performing Arts Studies, College of Creative Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Selangor, Malaysia
  • Dr. Kamal Performing Arts Studies, College of Creative Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Selangor, Malaysia
  • Dr. Abdullah Socio-economic Development Departments, Islamic Bank of Thailand, Pattani Centre, Thailand

Keywords:

Igal, High Value Culture, DAKEN21, Malaysia MADANI

Abstract

This paper explores the igal ritual theatre practised by the Bajau ethnic group in Sabah, Malaysia, that is performed to heal for the community's well-being. This study focuses on the concept of high-value culture, which goes hand in hand with the thrust of 'Malaysia Madani' and National Cultural Policy 2021 (DAKEN21). The ethnographic method is applied through an 'inductive phenomenological character' approach involving descriptive research design exploration and case studies. The connection of igal ritual theatre elements and its meaning, high-value culture, and the concept of ‘Malaysia Madani’ will be highlighted to demonstrate the community's well-being and quality of life.

Author Biographies

Dr. Norzizi , Performing Arts Studies, College of Creative Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Norzizi Zulkifli is The Head of Performing Arts Studies at The College of Creative Arts, UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor.

Dr. Kamal, Performing Arts Studies, College of Creative Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Ahmad Kamal Basyah Sallehuddin is The Head of Liberal Studies at The College of Creative Arts, UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor.

Dr. Abdullah, Socio-economic Development Departments, Islamic Bank of Thailand, Pattani Centre, Thailand

Dr Abdullah Hayeesaid is an officer Socio-economic Development Departments, Islamic Bank of Thailand, Pattani Centre, Thailand.

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Published

2024-05-11

How to Cite

Abdul Rahman, M. K., Zulkafli , N., Sallehuddin, A. K. B., & Hayeesaid , A. (2024). The ‘High-Value Culture’ of Igal: Mirroring ‘DAKEN21’ Promoting ‘Malaysia MADANI’. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 9(29). Retrieved from https://ebpj.e-iph.co.uk/index.php/EBProceedings/article/view/5931

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Local Cultural / Heritage Environment (Food included)