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Horja Bius, voice of tradition and Batak philosophy. Horja Bius is a musical group (World Music) based in Jakarta, consisted of seven men who are passionate to create music and participating in conserving Batak poetry that are on the verge of extinction on its land, North Sumatra – Indonesia.

Their first album is entitled Tonggo-Tonggo. The word Tonggo-Tonggo refers to spell, prayer, advice, and life philosophy contained in indigenous ancient Batak religion.

Their second album is entitled Sitaurak Nauli, it was inspired by authentic Batak poems manuscript. Horja Bius composed a song based on the poems; transforming the poems into a magnificent song.

The name Horja Bius is deeply rooted in Batak culture, in Batak culture “bius” refers to the highest manifestation in Batak customary law which is divided into a multitude of surnames, each of which has their own ancestral territory. The highest leadership of this law is provided by Raja Marga Sipungka Huta, also referred to as Raja Bius (Bius King). Raja Bius collectively refers to the one who held the power over the ancestral land and established the rules for all clans living there. Bius was highly respected because of his power to unite the clans and to ensure the harmony among them. The act of creating harmony among the clans is referred to as Horja Bius, this term is adopted as the name of the band, Horja Bius. The band is formed as a tool to investigate Batak culture further. Horja Bius is not involved in romanticization; Horja Bius conducts an extensive and objective research to revitalize Batak ancient tradition. Since established in 2014, Horja Bius has been gradually performed in numerous world music festivals in Indonesia and was involved in Netherland World Music Festival in July 2018.

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Horja Bius, voice of tradition and Batak philosophy. Horja Bius is a musical group (World Music) based in Jakarta, consisted of seven men who are passionate to create music and participating in conserving Batak poetry that are on the verge of extinction on its land, North Sumatra – Indonesia.

Their first album is entitled Tonggo-Tonggo. The word Tonggo-Tonggo refers to sp... more
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