Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Kakalumpang Performing Traditional Art

Origin : North Sulawesi

Kakalumpang is one of the traditional performances of the people of Sangihe Talaud Kakalumpang dance shows how the people in Sangihe Talaud are scraping the coconut meat which in the local lan-guage is called "makiking bungo". While scraping the coconut meat, they sing in turns. The word Kakalumpang is derived from the word kalumpang which is the name of a tree which usually grows along the shore line and the word "ka" which means for. So Kakalumpang means song to mekakalumpang. Nlekakalumpang it self means mutual assistance.

Pattern of performance
Kakalumpang consists of dialogs, jests, songs and dances and at the opening the dancers make a movement as if they are scraping coconut meat and at the same time they sing. The female performers dance the kakalumpang and the male do the sing and do the coconut-meat-scraping act. The speed of the scraping movement depends on the tempo of the accompanying song.

Kakalumpang tells about the daily life. such as that of the youth.

There are 12 players, men and women, in this kakalumpangan performance. The composition is as follows:
  • 6 male performers asing and act as coconut scrapers
  • 2 male performers hold bamboo sticks while singing. 
  • 4 female performers are dancers.
The male performers wear a kind of wea: shirt called Baniang and trousers as well as headbands or they wear short pants which is called kokong with headbands. The female performers wear the traditio-nal dress of Sangihe Talaud which is called haku tepu.

Coconut whells two bamboo stems of 5 7 each and ancther two of 1 meter each

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