Music

Semelai Folk Music

Semelai folk music is inherited from older generations but its music and songs have been slightly modified over the years. There are 2 types of instruments for this music, namely the rebana and the gongs (Gong Jantan dan Gong Betina).

This music is played in community halls during weddings, feasts, circumcision ceremonies and big gatherings for entertainment purposes. The music is accompanied by songs in the Semelai language.

Dances can be performed with certain conditions. The music is also used for medicinal purposes.

English

Muzik kaum Semelai

Muzik kaum Semelai diwarisi daripada generasi terdahulu tetapi diubah sedikit muzik dan lagunya mengikut kesesuaian zaman. Terdapat dua instrumen bagi muzik ini iaitu rebana dan gong (gong jantan dan gong betina). Muzik ini dimainkan di balai ketika kenduri-kendara, majlis perkahwinan, berkhatan dan keramaian untuk tujuan berhibur. Muzik akan dimainkan diiringi lagu-lagu yang dinyanyikan dalam bahasa Semelai.

Terdapat juga tarian tetapi dilakukan dengan bersyarat dan ada peraturan yang tertentu. Muzik kaum ini juga digunakan untuk tujuan perubatan.

Malay

Gamelan Music

Gamelan was introduced to Pahang during the reign of Sultan Ahmad Muadzam Shah.  His consort Tengku Ampuan Wan Fatimah has promoted the gamelan music. This was followed by the Sultan’s second wife Che Bedah. Their daughter Princess Tengku Meriam married Sultan Sulaiman and brought gamelan to Terengganu.

This music is played in both formal and informal functions and also to accompany the Pahang Joget Dance.  The gamelan music is played by 9 male musicians , with 6 female singers.

English

Muzik Gamelan

Gamelan diperkenalkan ke Pahang ketika pemerintahan Sultan Ahmad Muadzam Shah. Tengku Ampuan iaitu Wan Fatimah telah meningkatkan muzik gamelan dan diikui oleh isteri kedua Sultan iaitu Che Bedah. Puteri mereka iaitu Tengku Meriam telah berkahwin dengan Sultan Sulaiman dan telah membawa gamelan ke Terengganu.

Malay

Ghazal

In the beginning, Ghazal was also known as “Gamat” meaning happy and lively. Nowadays Ghazal Melayu is more well known as Ghazal Johor. Ghazal was first introduced in the Riao-Lingga palaces.

Among the instruments used in Ghazal include a harmonica, one set of drums (tabla), gambus (lute), violin, gitar, marvas (drum) and tambourine. The Ghazal Johor musicians usually comprise 7 to 9 people, wearing Baju Melayu with songkok and thesamping.

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