Music

Dondang Sayang

Dondang Sayang, literally meaning ‘love ballad”, is a presentation accompanied by traditional and modern musical instruments.

Dondang Sayang is believed to have originated from Malacca in the 15th century during the Malaccan Sultanate era.  The songs inDondang Sayang are in the form of poetry (pantun).  The skills and capability of the singers ( a male and a female) in exchanging extemporaneous pantun in a lighthearted and sometimes humorous style attract the interest of the audience.

English

Dondang Sayang

Dondang Sayang merupakan nyanyian perantaraan, di mana persembahannya diiringi oleh permainan alat-alat muzik Melayu asli dan moden. Dondang Sayang dipercayai muncul di Melaka pada zaman Kesultanan Melayu Melaka pada kurun ke 15 Masihi. Perkataan nyanyi dalam lagu Dondang Sayang adalah bermaksud pantun.

Malay

Boria

Boria is most popular in the northern states of Malaysia, especially in Penang. The origin of Boria was related to the Karbala incident, i.e. the killing of Saidina Hussein r.a. by Muawiyah Abi Suffian.

The Boria presentation has 2 segments, namely the comedian sketch (lawak jenaka) and singing.  There are no specific instruments used in the Boria presentation . The important aspect is the ability of the musicians to play music according to the rhythmic singing of the group leader ( tukang karang).

English

Boria

Boria adalah sejenis teater yang amat popular di negeri utara Malaysia, terutama Pulau Pinang. Secara umumnya asal permainan boria dikaitkan dengan peristiwa Karbala, iaitu peristiwa pembunuhan Saidina Hussein r.a oleh Muawiyah bin Abi Suffian.Persembahan boria mempunyai dua segmen iaitu lakonan (lawak jenaka) dan nyanyian. Peralatan muzik yang digunakan dalam persembahan boria tidaklah begitu khusus. Aspek yang penting ialah keupayaan para pemuzik untuk membawa irama yang dapat mengiringi nyanyian tukang karang.

Malay

Dikir Barat

Dikir Barat is a group presentation from Kelantan. Each group is led by leaders known as the Tukang Karut and the Tok Juara.  Both of them take the lead in singing while responding to poetry (pantun) , followed by members of the group (awak-awak) singing in unison (chorus)  in powerful voices.

The musical instruments usually used in Dikir Barat are the rebana(drum) and tetawak (gong).

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