Sagu (Da ') vs. Sawit is a contemporary music performance by Papuan artist Septina Rosalia Layan. The performance draws attention to the negative effects of the expansion of palm plantations in Papua.
Sagu (Da ') vs. Sawit is a contemporary music performance by Papuan artist Septina Rosalia Layan. This is a fusion of several traditional Papuan and modern musical instruments.
This work is based on the experience of the artist in her homeland, Merauke, Papua. The expansion of oil palm plantations and cutting down of forests in this region is affecting the livelihood of the local tribes.
During the performance, there were pictures of palm plantations and how the forest was cleared on the big screen. The focus of the performance was to make people aware of the consequences on environment due to the expansion of oil palm plantations in Papua.