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Besides enjoying and understanding the exist culture in the west
Nusa Tenggara, people can also enjoy its art of music, dances and
drama. There kinds of art are :
WAYANG KULIT. ( shadow puppet )
The most popular art in the socitery of Lombok, where the course
of the story is strongly imfluence by the Javanese culture.
THE GANDRUNG DANCE
The gandrung dance is performed by a young girl dancer, usually
performed in the open air accompanied by Gamelan ( music ).
The Gandrung dance has a unique performance. They dance with a
fan and when the dancer touches her fan to one of the spectators (
usually male ) it means that the male who was touched by the fan
is invited to dance together with the gandung dancer in the
Gandrung means a prolonged expression of brave and materialized in
the form of movement sand dance we can find this dance in several
villages in Lombok and often performed in Lenek village, east
The rabana qasidah team, that is zikir recitation with rebana
( tambourine ), has been known since long ago in several parts od
Lombok now the modem Rabana Qasidah is developing since the
National MTQ ( Musaba Qah Tilawatil Quran ) learning to read/
recife the Quran wasnel in mataram. Almost in every village in
lombok we can find Rebana Qasidah associations, the players
consists of girls between 8-12 in number.
The songs sung by them have generally the spirit of Islamic
education. The show of this music is usually held at night to make
any festivity more lively.
Belanjakan is one of the kinds of foik dance which is still living
especially in the masbagik district in east lombok.
Belanjakan derived from the world lanjak meaning to kick with
heel or foot-sole. So in this game the main movement is to kick
with heel . this game besides having consolation function, Is also
competitive in nature. To promote the skill to play belanjakan
spare time after harvest is used. They do the exercises together
and than rule is given which has to be commonly honored. Send from
the point of view of technique and rule of the game, the game is
education a elements as to promote the sense of bravery
sportsmanship, self confidence it is carried out between groups
of other villages.
THE BETEK BARIS DANCE.
This kind of dance is in fact performed with movements of a march,
imitating the Dutch solider of the past that is why that the
orders for the march are mostly given in Dutch pronounced in the
sasak dialect and accent.
The betek baris is usually accompanying and adat procession. To
day there is only one association left accompanying mainly the
ceremonies/ processions of Pura Lingsar In west Lombok.
THE TANDAK MENDET DANCE
This dance is part of an adat ceremony called ngayu ayu from
sembalun village. East Lombok regency, which from a series of
ceremonles involving the whole village in habitants of sembalun
Bumbung. The dance consist of 8 soldiers, 6 mean acting as
solders, one man carrying a sumpit ( a blow-pipe arm ) and the
other one man acting as their pemating ( leader ) these dance
movements are directed to express thanks to God almighty, besides
an effort to remain being vigilant.
Peresean is a very popular handy and skillful performance amongst
the lombok people and this folk-performance can be seen at a
certain ceremony. This performance is conducted by two young men
competing physically armed with a rattan stick and a shield made
of low-hide. Third performance is accompanied by music and lead by
a referee known as pekembar he has the right to decide who is
the winner or the looser in this competition.
THE GENDANG BELEK DANCE
The Gendang Belek is one of the dance from Lombok. To be named
so, since it uses a blg gendang ( drum ) in the hold times
this dance is performed to company or to welcome soldiers going to
or coming from the field of battle. This dance is often used to
welcome important guests. As an art of performance also often
named as tari oncer ( oncer dance ).
Rudat is a sasak traditional dance, performed by a group of young
men . this dance is a combination between and Islamic culture in
general ans sasak traditional culture in particular. This dancers
usually sing rudat rhythmic songs which contain teachings and the
implementation of the Islam religion . the dancers usually have
colorful clothes complete which a hat and other ornaments.
Kayak sando is one of the many types of regional dances taken from
a peoples story which is found only in central and east Lombok. A
specific feature in this dance is that all dancers wear masks .
this dance is often performance in official adapt ( custom )
ceremonies or to en liven regional ceremonies.
CUPAK GERANTANG ( LOMBOK )
This Panji Semirang, which has its origin in Bali was taken by
Sasak artists into an operate which was given the name of Cupang
Gerantang. This operette is usually known to enliven marriages and
circum cision ceremonies. A Cupak Gerantang show is usually
performed the whole night long, as from nine o'clock up to four in
Barong Tengkok is a show usually performed during a procession to
accompany a bride and bridge room of a wedding ceremony or during
KECIMOL DANCE. Kecimol is one of the kinds of traditional music from the kabuaten
or Lombok Timur in the village of Lenek, Kecamatan aikmel. The
instruments consists of a gambus ( an Arabian six stringed lute).
A gendang jidur ( drum ), a mandolin operate flute and a violin.
The lyrics consists of educational and monitions or expressions of
young people in love, this type of music has developed in several
Kecamatan in the Kabupaten of east Lombok.
BAJANG GIRANG DANCE.
The dance is a expression of feelings of young people who always
intend to be merry. In the sasak language the word Bajang Means
young and Girang means Merry young people some times are feeling
disappointed, sad or distressed, however they cannot afford to
feel desperate. This is hoped to be shown in the Bajang Girang