Banda, Cakalele dance

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Banda, Cakalele dance

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Cakalele dance can be found on the island of Haruku, Central Maluku. Cakalele a traditional Moluccan dance played by about 30 men and women. The male dancers dressed in a war that is dominated by red and dark yellow. On both hands grasping weapons dancer sword (machete) on the right side and a shield (salawaku) on the left side, wearing a hat made of aluminum which is inserted a white feather.
While women dancers wear white clothes while clutching handkerchiefs (lenso) in both hands. The dancers are paired Cakalele it, dancing to the accompaniment of drum music (drum), flute, and large clams (bia) is blown. Dance dance Cakalele also called greatness, because it is used to welcome guests such great religious leaders and government officials who visited the earth Maluku.

The specialty of this dance lies in three function symbols. (1) red dress in costume male dancers, symbolizing the sense of heroism on earth Maluku and Maluku people the courage and patriotism in the face of war. (2) The sword in his right hand symbolizes the pride which the people of Maluku have to be maintained until the death. (3) Shields (salawaku) and shouting loudly blaring on the dance interlude symbolize the protest movement against the system of governance that are considered unbiased to the public. Haruku Island to find some guest house (guest house) and small shops that provide local food typical of Central Maluku.

From Ambon, the capital of Maluku province, tourists can ride public transportation in the form of minibuses Tulehu majors. Then followed by a speed boat ride across the Strait of Tulehu, headed Haruku Island, and takes about 30 minutes.

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