33 Tahun Lalu, Arnold Clemens Ap, Budayawan yang Perjuangkan Identitas Papua, Dibunuh Militer Indonesia by @barahamin

Arnold Clemens Ap adalah budayawan Papua yang memperjuangkan identitas masyarakat Papua melalui kelompok musik Mambesak yang lagu-lagunya hingga kini masih didengungkan sebagai lagu perlawanan Papua atas Indonesia.
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Andre Barahamin @barahamin

Today, 33 years ago, Arnold Clemens Ap was asassinated by Indonesia military. He was a West Papuan cultural leader. #RememberingArnoldAp pic.twitter.com/gHrglOUIAA

26/04/2017 10:19:33 WIB
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Andre Barahamin @barahamin

Mr. Ap was born on July 1 1946 in Numfor Island. He was an athropologist and musician who extensively documenting Papua #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:21:10 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

Mr. Ap was collecting and re-writing Papuan folklores, re-arranging numbers of traditional songs to preserve them. #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:23:18 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

Arnold was the leader of the group Mambesak, Curator of the Cenderawasih University Museum and radio broadcaster. #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:25:11 WIB
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Mr. Ap was educated at mission schools on Biak Island where his father was a school teacher. #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:26:31 WIB
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He went to study geography at the Teacher Training School of UNCEN University in Abepura from 1967 to 1973. #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:27:06 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

When Mr. Ap was a student, he co-organized a demonstration against the so-called Act of Free Choice in 1969. #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:28:45 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

The protest was met with Indonesian military violence. Mr. Ap was arrested and sent to prison at Ifar Gunung. #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:29:42 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

During his time as political prisoner, Mr. Ap started to write and arrange some music, telling the story of Papua. #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:31:05 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

Love&passion towards music led Mr. Ap after his released from prison started working to collect Papua traditional songs #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:33:43 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

Not only collecting the songs, Mr. Ap also learned the stories & philosophy of it and started to write it down. #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:35:02 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

Released from prison Mr. Ap continued to study anthropology, graduated and became the curator for the university museum #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:38:11 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

In 1978, Mr. Ap founded music group Mambesak. They're singing Papuan traditional songs and songs written by Mr. Ap. #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:40:32 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

2years later Mambesak was invited to perform @ the Cultural Festival in Jakarta. They introduced Asmat Totem Pole Dance #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:42:54 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

Aside from Mambesak, Mr. Ap also running a very popular radio show: Pelangi Budaya Irian Jaya (Papuan Cultural Rainbow) #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:44:57 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

The radio shows was playing Papuan songs reading Papuan folklore & poems, interviewing Papuan figures & sharing stories #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:46:58 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

Through the radio, Mr. Ap was promoting and calling Papuan youth to be proud being Papua and their culture. #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:48:36 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

The radio used by Mr. Ap as tool to educate Papuan youth to start widening his project on documenting Papuan culture. #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:51:29 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

Mr. Ap was openly call Papuan youth to write their folklore, sing their traditional songs & wear traditional clothing. #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:53:34 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

At the same time Mr. Ap was using his position at the university to support his research and project on Papuan identity #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:54:40 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

While performing with Mambesak in many different cities in Papua, Mr. Ap was spreading his message of Be Proud Papua. #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:56:34 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

Mr. Ap encouraged Papuan youth not to be afraid or shame by being Papuan. Being proud black & curly Papuan. #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:58:33 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

Mr. Ap campaign & cultural works for Indonesian military was considered as obstacles and need to be removed. #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 10:59:34 WIB
Andre Barahamin @barahamin

On 1980's, Indonesian government was trying to integrated Papua and Papuan to carry Indonesian identity & nationalism. #RememberingArnoldAp

26/04/2017 11:00:55 WIB
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