West Javanese art  customs are unique  as  a  characteristic : WaMod

West Javanese art  customs are unique  as  a  characteristic

 The existence  of Western Javanese art  has long been  a forerunner in regional energy  .  The various types of regional arts that were passed on by the ancestors are still preserved today. The  culture  of the region has  always  been an intrinsic identity that should be known to the wider community.

All regions in Indonesia  must have their own cultures and customs to  highlight self-identity.  All the elements of society participate, so that the various arts that are born will be stable at any given time.  In addition to being done to preserve the local culture, of course, it  can also be used as a place to attract tourists.

For visitors coming to this area,  of course,  they  are not strangers to various unique shows.  Until  now,  public entertainment is still treated to  respect routine  , so that  it  never fades afterwards.  Since the area is so large, it is  not surprising that the  public  becomes aware of the development of this  culture.

Many people  are  curious  to know more about West Java art because it  has a uniqueness.   By getting to know  the culture of  an  area, you need to value more the  existence  of established habits.   Therefore,  the  following list  of arts  should be  used as a  citation  so that you  get a glimpse of the culture.

The  tradition of Wayang Kolek art becomes a public hobby

In ancient times, of course,  there was no more advanced technology in the  lives  of people in Indonesia  than it is now.  In an attempt to find entertainment,  it’s no surprise that a variety of  shows always bring out  regional  arts.  A variety of tools can be used and used as much as possible to attract attraction from the public.

A variety of art media are still created and made manually in every performance  . At the time a form  of entertainment often used puppet media to  tell stories.   Various stories are told based on legends that were passed down from  generation to generation by the ancestors depending on the culture.

In addition to  using stories and legends  to bring to the show, it turns out that  there is often humour as well.  This West Java art is often used so that residents can enjoy humor.   From the past,  comedy  is often performed  in order to evoke laughter in every audience.

Wayang Golek, which is actually a  typical art form, has a  shape similar to that of a  small human figure.   But of course, the shape of the Wayang Kolek develops to  be very different  during performance,  depending on its nature.    It is  also used to make it easier for the audience to get to know each character from a puppet   .

Every puppeteer, as a person who controls  Wayang Golek,  must  have  his own characteristics  related to the  song.   Until now, some puppeteers have gained more popularity if they are able to attract traction during shows. With this art form still there today, Wayang Kolek will always be a favourite.

Sisingan is often used as a symbol for some traditional events

Following the discussion of other Western Javanese arts, it turns out that each event has a certain performance according to its custom. In addition to being intended as a visual object, it turns out that various arts are also carried out in order to preserve culture in society. By following the development of existing art, it can certainly provide a unique feeling when experiencing performance.

At this point, Sisingan, which is popular at all times, will be explained in detail. Sisingan can be seen in some events with the aim of bringing one’s celebration to life.  Residents  who have a  certain  celebration  will hold a  sisingan to commemorate as a moment for the rest of a  lifetime.

Usually, sisingan is performed when  a boy   immediately celebrates  a period of  circumcision or circumcision.   Circumcision is done once  in a  lifetime, so many residents prefer to hold a special event for  their children.  The traditional form of the event is  usually done by making a convoy in the form of a lion stretcher.

During the convoy process of  Western Javanese art, the child will be raised by an artificial lion.    Later,  the children who have a celebration will be taken around an area near where  they live. It is also  intended for the locals to know that the  child  has been  circumcised.

Until now,  the  tradition  of  Sisingan is  still being preserved  to commemorate a once-in-a-lifetime  moment in a  child’s life  .   You can also participate in preserving the culture when you have  a designated celebration.   Therefore,  the form of Sisingan’s tradition  will never fade away from people’s lives  , no matter  how long it takes.

Anglong musical art is one of the regional instruments

Looking at the development  of time  in chronological order,  regional performance patterns  should be available in  a variety of formats.   In  the previous discussion,  you  have started to learn about Wayang Kolek and Sisingan as an example.   But this time around,  musical art is also  more closely related to  West Javanese art culture.

Music has always been created so that the  song  can be enjoyed as a form of entertainment in the lives of locals.  Various musical instruments  will be played at the same time in order to create  a beautiful sound to  enjoy.   Many people  think  that life without music has no colour for beauty  .

While  you  are familiar with music in the West Java region, of course you are well aware of  Anglung.   This type of musical instrument always appears in  such a way that  it becomes music  in the entertainment of the citizens.   Usually, as a  music decorator,  Anglung can be found in  a  gamelan  to create a unique sound.

Anglung is made up of bamboo, which is organized in such a way that it produces a sound when vibrating.   To play  this Western Javanese instrument of art, it  only requires a hand that is quickly moved.    In general, Anglong instrument players have  multiple people at the same time in order to produce different types of sounds.

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

Building the horse as the culture and favorite show

Discussing other folk hobbies, of course, cannot separate it from the existence of piles of horses because of its popularity. Basically, horse tying is a dance with a distinct style of performance performance. From the past to the present, these kinds of hobbies have always been preferred and still demanded by the public.

The West Java art dance  is called The Khuda Lambing, which has multiple elements at the same time in providing entertainment. Starting from the dancer and the music player, it has its own role to play in making the scene more enjoyable. The uniqueness of this typical event lies in the intense scenes performed by the dancers.

First, the dancer will perform a special ritual as the beginning of the event from the beginning of the music. When ready, the dancer will start his movements by riding on a horse made of special mesh. In a few moments, the dancer enjoys possession and performs dangerous scenes in the center of the show.

Usually, assistants start providing glasses and lamps to eat while dancers are holding. Although the scene is very dangerous, the unique dancer will not experience a minor injury during the scene. In fact, logically, experiencing this possession must have the ability to put the dancer’s body at risk.

According to local native beliefs, the science of disability is learned by dancers and acquires strength when possessed. Despite this, horses are still popular and can entertain the public. In that way,  the  legacy tradition of West Javanese art  from the ancestors  will never fade away.

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