From Persia to Penang: Boria Bops On

By Mohd Sazni

September 2017 FEATURE
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Musical, colourful, absolutely contagious and unsurprisingly rich in history, the boria thrives on in the twenty-first century.In the age of the smartphone, where conversation is replaced with status updates and Snapchat posts, oral traditions and expressions are becoming a thing of the past.But it’s not all too late. Thankfully, there are efforts being made by an impassioned few to preserve such traditions. In conjunction with the ninth anniversary celebrations (held July 7-9) of George Town’s inscription as a World Heritage...

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Mohd Sazni

is an irregular flâneur. He likes to read and watch movies. Currently he can be found in a local university in Penang doing film studies.