West Java, Ondel ondel, Betawi, Festival

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West Java, Ondel ondel, Betawi, Festival


First, the Betawi people call Barongan, probably derived from the mean unison together or equally. The name comes from the phrase an invitation in the Betawi dialect “Yok, we ngarak together”. After Benjamin singing Ondel-ondel, then called Ondel-ondel Barongan.
The late Benjamin, a legendary singer of songs Betawi, it certainly had no intention of changing the designation from Batavia doll. However, a character in the soap opera Si Doel Anak School Rano Karno, who plays with it, so great influence, so as to Ondel-ondel for the giant doll is more popular than Barongan.

Materials to make Ondel-ondel very simple. Usually the face is made of wood, bamboo frame tied the body of concrete wire. Her hair is made of fibers, while the flower-flower oil made from flower paper or wrapping paper containing plastic for water resistance.

Original frame-ondel terbikin Ondel body of rattan, so strong. But because the current is now expensive rattan, then replaced with banmbu. First, in an appearance-ondel Ondel just contrived pair, male and female. To mark it, Ondel-ondel male face is red, Ondel-ondel female white face, with a simple look. But in its development, not just drawing the eye like the human eye, complete with eyebrows made of feathers, also once appeared can be five to 10 pairs. With the standard size, height About a third of a meter.

Musical accompaniment wine-arakkan Ondel-ondel also plays an important role. Brass somewhat dominant, in addition to wasps ditingkahi kenong, kemong, and drums, as a rhythm keeper. With music, the new Ondel-ondel can nandak (joget). What is interesting is all the musical instruments that are made must own. Drums of wood, and kempul kenong made of zinc plate. Now, there is also the added string instrument that came from xylophone Kromong, tekyan name. Except for the material, which can now be made of fiberglass, the show-ondel Ondel not changed much from the first. Dance style just rocking side to side, his music is still the first song-first as well. For example the song Lenggang sauntered Kangkung, Kicir-Kicir, or Srikuning. Originally, Ondel-ondel no songs, but only the accompaniment of drums martial arts course. But in another development, some are combined with the xylophone music or music Kromong tanjidor.

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