Angklung Music Art One of the regional instruments : Nomis

West Javanese art  is unique as  a characteristic of  customs

The existence of  West Javanese art has long been a leader in regional potential since time immemorial.  A wide range of regional arts    inherited  from their ancestors are still preserved today.  The culture of the area has always been an inherent identity that must  be known to the wider community.

All regions of Indonesia must have  their own cultures and customs to highlight as  self-identity  .  All elements of society also participate, so that the different arts that are born  remain sustainable until at any time.  In addition to  being done for the preservation of  local culture, it can of course be used as an attraction for tourists.

Of course,  for visitors  who come to  this region,  they  are not alien to a variety of unique performances.   Until now,  public entertainment is still held to honor the custom so  that  it  never fades later.   Because  the  area is  so large, it is not surprising  that the development of  this culture can be known to the public.

Many people are interested in learning more about West Javanese art  because it  has a uniqueness.   By getting  to know the  culture of  an  area , you must  respect the existence of  maintained customs more.   So,  the following list of art should be used as a reference so that you have a view of culture.

The tradition of   Wayang Gorek art becomes public entertainment

In ancient times, of course,  there was  no  advanced technology, as now, in  the lives  of  people in Indonesia.    In an effort to  find entertainment,  it is not surprising that various kinds of performances always bring out regional art.  Various instruments can  be  used  and used  as  well as possible to attract attraction  from the public.

Different forms of art media are still created and performed manually in each performance held. A form of entertainment at the time  often  used puppet media to tell stories.   Different stories are  also  told based on  legends that have been  passed down for generations of ancestors depending on the  culture.

In addition to using stories and legends  to  bring into the show, it also turns out  that  there  is  also often humor.    This West Javanese  art is often used , allowing residents to enjoy comedy.   Since in the past, comedy has  often been performed in order to  be able to invite laughter into any audience.

Wayang golek, which is actually a  typical art form, has  a  shape that  resembles a small human figure.   But, of  course,  the  form of  wayang golek is  formed according to its character to be more varied during the performance. This is also used  to make it easier for the audience to  get to  know  each character  from  the doll  .

Each puppeteer as a person controlling wayang golek must have its own characteristics related to the rendering.   Until now, some puppeteers enjoyed great popularity if they are able to attract traction  during performances.   Because there is  still this art form today,  wayang golek will always be a favorite.

Sisingaan is often used as a reference for certain traditional events

Continuing the discussion of other West Javanese arts, it turns out that each event has a certain performance according to its custom.   In addition to  aiming as a spectacle, it turns out  that  various arts are also performed  to preserve the culture of society.   By following the  development of existing art, it is certainly able to give a unique sensation while  enjoying the performance.

At this point,  it will be explained in detail about sisingaan,  which is also popular all the time.   Sisingaan can be found at certain events for the purpose of enlivening someone’s  party.   Residents  who have a  certain  party will hold a  sisingaan to be reminded as  a moment in life.

Usually,  sisingaan n is performed when a  boy undergoes a  period of   circumcision  or circumcision to be celebrated immediately.    Circumcision occurs  once in a lifetime, so many residents want to hold a special event for their children.  The traditional form of the event is usually carried out by creating a  convoy in the form of a lion carried.

During the convoy process of  West Javanese art, the child will be raised by an artificial lion.   Later  , children who have a party will be taken around  an area near  where they live.  It must  also ensure  that  local residents know that the child has committed circumcision.

Until now,  the tradition of  sisingaan is still preserved to celebrate a  child’s unique  moment.   You can also participate to preserve the culture when you have a designated party.  So,  no matter how long the form of tradition  from  sisingaan will never fade from people’s lives.

Angklung Music Art One of the regional instruments

Looking at  the evolution of time according to the timeline,  regional performance  forms  must  be available in a variety of  forms.   In the previous discussion,  you have started to  learn about wayang golek and sisingaan as an example.   But this time,  music art  is  also very closely related in West Javanese art culture.

Music has always been created so that in the  lives of local residents  can enjoy singing  as a form of entertainment.  Different musical instruments will be played simultaneously to  form a beautiful sound to enjoy.   Many  people think that life without music feels like there is no  color for beauty.

Knowing the music of  the West Java region,  you are  of course familiar with  angklung.   This type of instrument always appears in the entertainment of citizens to become music.   Usually  angklung can be found in  a  gamelan to create a unique sound as  a  music decorator.

Angklung is made of bamboo, which is arranged in such  a  way that  it can  make a sound when vibrating.   To play this West Javanese art instrument, it  only takes one hand that moves quickly.   In general, angklung instrument players consist  of many people at once to form a variety of sounds.

Because angklung is a  musical instrument, it means that the instrument has a tone pattern   when  played correctly.    You can learn angklung and bring the instrument to modern music, because it has a characteristic sound.   In other words, angklung has always been able to be preserved  in  music even in modern times.

Horse clumping as a culture and favorite program

Of course, when discussing other folk entertainment, it cannot be separated from the existence of clumping horses due to  its popularity.   Basically,  horse clumping is   a  dance that has a unique style in the performance performance.  From  the  past to now,  this  type of entertainment has always been in demand and is still in demand by the public.

West Javanese  art dance called kuda clumping consists  of  many elements at once in the presentation of hiburan.   From  the dancer and music player, it has its own role to make acting more interesting.  One  of the  uniqueness of this usual event lies in the  extreme scenes that dancers perform.

Initially,  the dancer will perform a special ritual  as the  opening of the event since the music has begun. When  ready  , the dancer starts his movements by riding a horse made of  special ribbon.  In a moment,  the  dancer experiences possession and will perform dangerous scenes at the core of the show.

Usually,  assistants begin to provide  glasses  and candles that dancers can  eat  while occupied.   Although the stage  is very dangerous, the  dancer will not suffer the slightest damage during the stage  .   In fact, logically it must  have the potential to  cause danger to the dancer’s body when  experiencing this possession.

According to  local indigenous beliefs, the science  of  invulnerability has been learned by dancers and gains strength when possessed  .   Despite this,  club horses are  still  popular  and able to entertain the public.   In this  way,  the  hereditary tradition of  West Javanese art from the ancestors will never fade.

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