Archive for July, 2013

Additional Workshop Opportunities with Bapak Waleed

July 26, 2013 | News | Comments Off on Additional Workshop Opportunities with Bapak Waleed

Join us for additional intensive workshops in Silat Tuo and Silat Minang with Bapak Waleed before he returns to Indonesia.  Topics to be covered will include progression from breathing and stretching to stepping exercises, groundwork, and kembangan (flower dance).  RSVP is required.  Click to v [...]

Workshop Recap: July 20, 2013

July 23, 2013 | Events Archive | Comments Off on Workshop Recap: July 20, 2013

  Despite the sweltering heat-wave in the Northeast region, Bapak Waleed took his students outside for some stepping and practice in conditions reminiscent of normal conditions in West Sumatra, Indonesia.  First practicing stepping movements along a rope, Bapak Waleed demonstrated both defensi [...]

Intensive Workshop with Bapak Waleed Saturday

July 18, 2013 | News | Comments Off on Intensive Workshop with Bapak Waleed Saturday

Join us for an intensive workshop in Silat Tuo and Silat Minang with Bapak Waleed, Founder & Director of the International Silat Federation of Indonesia & America.  Topics to be covered will include progression from breathing and stretching to stepping exercises, groundwork, and kembangan ( [...]

Upcoming Regional Indonesian Cultural Events

July 15, 2013 | News | Comments Off on Upcoming Regional Indonesian Cultural Events

  The Gamelan Dharma Swara, based in NYC, hosts their semi-annual Newcomer’s Music Workshop on August 24, 2013, at 2pm at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College. Permias Massachusetts presents the Inaugural “New England Indonesian Festival” at Copley Square in Bosto [...]

Indonesians trapped up tree by Sumatran tigers

July 12, 2013 | News | Comments Off on Indonesians trapped up tree by Sumatran tigers

  In the Gunung Leuser jungle on the border of the North Sumatra and Aceh provinces in Indonesia, 6 men in search of a rare incense wood accidentally incurred the anger of a group of Sumatran tigers when they accidentally injured a tiger cub. The BBC and UK Metro both reported on the story. [...]

Festival Thanks

July 12, 2013 | Events Archive | Comments Off on Festival Thanks

The International Arts & Ideas Festival 2013 was a great success, and the dates for next year have already been announced: June 14-28, 2014.   The Festival thanked performers and participants in addition to thanking fans and audience members.  Bapak Waleed and the ISF received this lovely Th [...]

Bapak Waleed receives Commendation from New Haven Mayor

July 1, 2013 | News | Comments Off on Bapak Waleed receives Commendation from New Haven Mayor

July 1, 2013 After the success of the Indonesian Cultural Festival on June 21, as part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Leonardo J. Stoute, “Bapak Waleed“, has received a Commendation and Proclamation from the Mayor of the City of New Haven, John DeStefano. Praising Bap [...]

 

About Us

We are the local New Haven, CT branch of the International Silat Federation of America and Indonesia, dedicated to sharing the traditional arts, culture, music, theater, and natural wellness methods of the Minangkabau community of West Sumatra, Indonesia.