Travel Grant Series: Central Sulawesi

By Mayco Santaella

There are a number of accomplishments that I was able to achieve this summer in relation to my field of study. After taking five planes, I arrived in Palu, the capital city of Central Sulawesi.

During my stay, I was able to experience first hand the culture of the region focusing on its music. I was invited to participate in a concert held in Jakarta that functioned as a tourist and economical promotion of the region to other investors and ambassadors that attended the event. I also joined a different group from Central Sulawesi that held a tour in the island of Java.

In addition to this, I was able to visit the province of Sabah in north Borneo Malaysia, where I observed similar music traditions related to that of Central Sulawesi.

The EWC travel grant made possible a number of different accomplishments to my studies, some planned yet some unexpected and only possible through my presence in the area.