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Rentak Selangor 2018 (Part 2)

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ As promised, now sharing Part 2๏ธโƒฃ of the Rentak Selangor aka Beats of Selangor 2018 ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has travelled with the writers team ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ to Carey Island ๐ŸŒด ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ to meet the Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บpeople to learn more about their richness history & cultures ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿค—

At present, Mah Meri’s ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บpopulation is more than 4๏ธโƒฃK people ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ

So,ย  what’s their musics ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ & dances ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•ด๐Ÿปโ“โ‰๏ธ

Mayin Jo-oh Music & Dance

This is a mask ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บtraditional dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป which performed to invite ancestral spirits aka muyang to join the festivalsย by Mah Meri people ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ

Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘บ๐Ÿ‘น people isย 1๏ธโƒฃ of the 1๏ธโƒฃ8๏ธโƒฃ tribes of indigenous people aka Orang Asli & one said only resides at Carey Island ๐ŸŒด ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

The male ๐Ÿ‘ฌ Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ dancers will wear the grotesque wooden masks ๐ŸŽญ carved, dance clothes made with tree ๐ŸŒณ skin & palm/ mengkuang leaves ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟย Generally, the males’ ๐Ÿ‘ฌ are with more exaggerated dance moves to express the spirit of the mask ๐ŸŽญ & in clockwise ๐Ÿ”ƒ direction around the female ๐Ÿ‘ญ dancers

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While the female ๐Ÿ‘ญ dancers will wear the skirts made ofย palm/ mengkuang leaves ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟย & plaited mengkuang head gear. They will dance anti-clockwise ๐Ÿ”„ around an earthen mound named as “a busot” ๐Ÿ˜€

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This dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป is performed with gestures to relate the annual Ari Muyang ritual ceremony, everyday events e.g. fishing ๐ŸŽฃ , celebrations ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰ etc. & with the music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต ๐ŸŽผ played from the music instruments below,

  • bamboo๐ŸŽ‹๐ŸŽstampers named “tuntog”
  • a viola ๐ŸŽปnamed “jule”
  • the double-headed drum ๐Ÿฅ named “tambo”
  • a brass gong named “a-tawa”

Do enjoy the short clipsย ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured while the travel team members ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ mostly joined in to enjoy this traditional dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป with Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ dancers ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Spirit Wood Carving

The Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ people also well known ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป with their spiritual wood carving, apart from its richness of music, songs ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽผ & dances

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป continues #BeatsOfSelangor aka #RentakSelangor 2018 ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽตDay 3๏ธโƒฃ . She learnt a lot from #MahMeri people ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ(1๏ธโƒฃ of the 1๏ธโƒฃ8๏ธโƒฃ tribes of indigenous people aka #OrangAsli), only in Carey Island ๐ŸŒด of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ They are known with spirit wood craving, richness of their songs ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽผ & dances . Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ . She observed the preparing mask ๐Ÿ‘บ (for dance named Mayin Jo-oh, traditional dance performed to invite ancestral spirits aka muyang) with wood, tree ๐ŸŒณ skin, palm/ mengkuang leaves ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ etc. . A great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ day at #PulauCarey #CareyIsland ๐Ÿšคโ›ต๏ธ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒŠ , do enjoy this IG posting 1๏ธโƒฃst with photos ๐Ÿ“ธ & short clips ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured. More updates soon, blog ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ link @ profile . @gayatravel @tourismselangor @discoverselangor @smartselangor @mymotac #DiscoverSelangor #SmartSelangor #NBOS #MyNBOS #VM2020 #SayangMalaysia #GayaTravel #gayaXevents #MyDestination #CutiCutiMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #travel #travelling #blog #blogging #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing

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They are mostly with the remarkable wood carving skills, in particular wood sculptures & masks ๐ŸŽญ All are depict their Ari Muyang, mythical creatures, animal spirits e.g. birds ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ… , dragon ๐Ÿ‰ etc. from the Mah Meri’s ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บsurroundings of swamp, sea ๐ŸŒŠ & forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ

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According to 1๏ธโƒฃ of the Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ wood carver (Oppsss…She forgot to ask โ“about his name), he shared that sometimes he carves the sculptures as per his dreams ๐Ÿ’ญ The forms & figures actually appeared a few times in the dreams ๐Ÿ’ญ which most of the Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บwood carvers would believe the messages ๐Ÿ“œ from the other world ๐ŸŒ to them for spiritual wood carvings ๐Ÿ˜Š

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So, upon waking up, he would then set to carve the figures that he encountered in his dreams ๐Ÿ’ญ ย He added that some sculptures are carved for the purpose of healing too

Traditionally, the materials for wood carving including nyireh stone, rare red mangrove hardwood etc. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Palm/ mengkuang leaves ๐ŸŒฟ weaving/ origami

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

For Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ females ๐Ÿ‘ญ to get married๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป, they must good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป at weaving. Ha…Ha…An interesting fact learnt๐Ÿ˜†

Accordingly, most of the Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ females ๐Ÿ‘ญ are well known ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป with their impressive weaving skills. It was once said & believed that Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บleaf ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒ origami to be the oldest in the world ๐Ÿ—บ ๐ŸŒ Wowโ€ผ๏ธ

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป loves ๐Ÿ’— her head gear received from Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ people as welcoming gift ๐Ÿ’ which was folded with the palm leavesย ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟย upon her entering to the village ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿก

Among the weaving designs are spirit flowers๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’, birds ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ… etc., objects of adornments e.g. head gears, belts etc. to be worn for celebration ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽŠ , jewelleries, purses๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ‘, baskets etc.

The young fronds of the palm leaves are intricately to be folded to make offerings & ornaments for the ritual ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป ceremonies of the Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘บ๐Ÿ‘น people ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

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Ari Muyang

On an annual basis, Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บpeople ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ will gather together at the Spirit House ๐Ÿ  in their village named Rumah Muyang to celebrate its Spirit & Ancestor Festival ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ named Ari Muyang Festival around mid March ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคฉ

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Ari Muyang Festival ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰ is celebrating for 3๏ธโƒฃ days with aims to seek protection, to appease the spirit guardians & to offer prayers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to honour their ancestorsโ˜บ๏ธ

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She was told that during the festival ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠceremony, the spirit mediums or known as “dukun” will enter into a state of trance ~ an inhabited by a muyang’s spirit. The “dukun” will bless the Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ people ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ by smearing their foreheads & forearms with rice ๐Ÿš powder mixed with flowers ๐Ÿ’ ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป & leaves ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฑ

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Then, Mayin Jo’oh dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป will be performed to inviting the muyang to join in this festive celebration ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป wishes to celebrate this mentioned Ari Muyang Festival ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ with the Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ peopleย ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ in the near future then ๐Ÿ˜„

A great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒย cultural learning day at Carey Island ๐Ÿšคโ›ต๏ธ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒŠย of Selangor, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ with media ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ team ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ of Rentak Selangor 2018

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Ohh ya…Let’s enjoy her vblog & short clipย ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured about an awesome ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปย day visit to Homestay Sg Haji Dorani ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

She has enjoyed a great experience by meeting the local people ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ as well as learning better about the traditional music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต instruments & enjoyed the awesome performance by Kompang Anak Selangor aka KOMPAS

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

She has learnt much more about kuda kepang ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿด (kuda lumping for Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ ) , Barongan, Gamelan, Shadow Play aka Wayang Kulit as well as enjoyed the hands on (including young kids ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป) music instruments with the guidance from the friendly musicians ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Itโ€™s really a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป pleasure for @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป to be part of the media team ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ for #BeatsOfSelangor aka #RentakSelangor 2018 ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต . Enjoyed a great experience today meeting the local people ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ as well as learning better about the traditional music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต instruments & enjoyed the awesome performance by #KompangAnakSelangor aka KOMPAS at @homestay_sg_hj_dorani ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ . Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ She learnt much more about #kudakepang ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿด (#kudalumping for Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ ) , #Barongan, #Gamelan , #ShadowPlay aka #WayangKulit as well as enjoyed the hands on (including young kids ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป) music instruments with the guidance from the friendly musicians ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ . A memorable day at #HomestaySgHajiDorani ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ enjoyed this posting with photos ๐Ÿ“ธ & short clips ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured 1๏ธโƒฃst. More updates soon, blog ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ link @ profile . @gayatravel @tourismselangor @discoverselangor @smartselangor @mymotac #DiscoverSelangor #SmartSelangor #NBOS #MyNBOS #VM2020 #SayangMalaysia #GayaTravel #gayaXevents #MyDestination #CutiCutiMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #travel #travelling #blog #blogging #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing

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Do invite ๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ’Œย SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป again, just can’t wait to be in forย Rentak Selangor 2019 ya

#RentakSelangorย #DiscoverSelangorย #BeatsOfSelangorย #SmartSelangorย #NBOSย #MyNBOS#VM2020ย #SayangMalaysiaย #GayaTravelย #gayaXeventsย #MyDestinationย #CutiCutiMalaysia#MalaysiaTrulyAsiaย #Selangorย #Malaysiaย #travelย #travellingย #blogย #blogging#bloggersย #bloggerย #influencerย #influencersย #CareyIsland #MahMeri #orangasli