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Rentak Selangor 2018 (Part 2)

Yeah‼️ As promised, now sharing Part 2️⃣ of the Rentak Selangor aka Beats of Selangor 2018 😃😁

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has travelled with the writers team 👫👭👬 to Carey Island 🌴 🏖🏝 to meet the Mah Meri 👹👺people to learn more about their richness history & cultures 😲🤗

 

At present, Mah Meri’s 👹👺population is more than 4️⃣K people 👬👭👫

So,  what’s their musics 🎼🎵🎶 & dances 💃🏻🕴🏻❓⁉️

Mayin Jo-oh Music & Dance

This is a mask 👹👺traditional dance 💃🏻 which performed to invite ancestral spirits aka muyang to join the festivals by Mah Meri people 👹👺

Mah Meri 👺👹 people is 1️⃣ of the 1️⃣8️⃣ tribes of indigenous people aka Orang Asli & one said only resides at Carey Island 🌴 🏖🏝 of Malaysia 🇲🇾

The male 👬 Mah Meri 👹👺 dancers will wear the grotesque wooden masks 🎭 carved, dance clothes made with tree 🌳 skin & palm/ mengkuang leaves 🌿🌿 Generally, the males’ 👬 are with more exaggerated dance moves to express the spirit of the mask 🎭 & in clockwise 🔃 direction around the female 👭 dancers

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While the female 👭 dancers will wear the skirts made of palm/ mengkuang leaves 🌿🌿 & plaited mengkuang head gear. They will dance anti-clockwise 🔄 around an earthen mound named as “a busot” 😀

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This dance 💃🏻 is performed with gestures to relate the annual Ari Muyang ritual ceremony, everyday events e.g. fishing 🎣 , celebrations 🎊🎉 etc. & with the music 🎶🎵 🎼 played from the music instruments below,

  • bamboo🎋🎍stampers named “tuntog”
  • a viola 🎻named “jule”
  • the double-headed drum 🥁 named “tambo”
  • a brass gong named “a-tawa”

Do enjoy the short clips 📹🎥 captured while the travel team members 👭👬👫 mostly joined in to enjoy this traditional dance 💃🏻 with Mah Meri 👹👺 dancers 👏🏻🙌🏻

 

Spirit Wood Carving

The Mah Meri 👹👺 people also well known 👍🏻 with their spiritual wood carving, apart from its richness of music, songs 🎤🎼 & dances

Yeah‼️ @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 continues #BeatsOfSelangor aka #RentakSelangor 2018 🎼🥁🎶🎵Day 3️⃣ . She learnt a lot from #MahMeri people 👹👺(1️⃣ of the 1️⃣8️⃣ tribes of indigenous people aka #OrangAsli), only in Carey Island 🌴 of Malaysia 🇲🇾 They are known with spirit wood craving, richness of their songs 🎤🎼 & dances . Guess what❓⁉️ . She observed the preparing mask 👺 (for dance named Mayin Jo-oh, traditional dance performed to invite ancestral spirits aka muyang) with wood, tree 🌳 skin, palm/ mengkuang leaves 🌿🌿 etc. . A great 👍🏻😃 day at #PulauCarey #CareyIsland 🚤⛵️🏝🌊 , do enjoy this IG posting 1️⃣st with photos 📸 & short clips 📹🎥 captured. More updates soon, blog 👩🏻‍💻📝 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 🎭 All are depict their Ari Muyang, mythical creatures, animal spirits e.g. birds 🐦🦅 , dragon 🐉 etc. from the Mah Meri’s 👹👺surroundings of swamp, sea 🌊 & forest 🌳🌳

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According to 1️⃣ of the Mah Meri 👹👺 wood carver (Oppsss…She forgot to ask ❓about his name), he shared that sometimes he carves the sculptures as per his dreams 💭 The forms & figures actually appeared a few times in the dreams 💭 which most of the Mah Meri 👹👺wood carvers would believe the messages 📜 from the other world 🌍 to them for spiritual wood carvings 😊

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So, upon waking up, he would then set to carve the figures that he encountered in his dreams 💭  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. 😃

Palm/ mengkuang leaves 🌿 weaving/ origami

Guess what❓⁉️

For Mah Meri 👹👺 females 👭 to get married👰🏻👰🏻, they must good 👍🏻 at weaving. Ha…Ha…An interesting fact learnt😆

Accordingly, most of the Mah Meri 👹👺 females 👭 are well known 👍🏻 with their impressive weaving skills. It was once said & believed that Mah Meri 👹👺leaf 🌿🍃 origami to be the oldest in the world 🗺 🌍 Wow‼️

 

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 loves 💗 her head gear received from Mah Meri 👹👺 people as welcoming gift 💝 which was folded with the palm leaves 🌿🌿 upon her entering to the village 🏘🏡

Among the weaving designs are spirit flowers🌼🌻💐, birds 🐦🦅 etc., objects of adornments e.g. head gears, belts etc. to be worn for celebration 🎉 🎊 , jewelleries, purses👛👝, baskets etc.

The young fronds of the palm leaves are intricately to be folded to make offerings & ornaments for the ritual 🙏🏻 ceremonies of the Mah Meri 👺👹 people 👫👭👬

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Ari Muyang

On an annual basis, Mah Meri 👹👺people 👭👬👫 will gather together at the Spirit House 🏠 in their village named Rumah Muyang to celebrate its Spirit & Ancestor Festival 🎉🎊 named Ari Muyang Festival around mid March 😉🤩

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Ari Muyang Festival 🎊🎉 is celebrating for 3️⃣ days with aims to seek protection, to appease the spirit guardians & to offer prayers 🙏🏻 to honour their ancestors☺️

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She was told that during the festival 🎉🎊ceremony, 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 👹👺 people 👭👬👫 by smearing their foreheads & forearms with rice 🍚 powder mixed with flowers 💐 🌼🌻 & leaves 🌿🍃🌱

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Then, Mayin Jo’oh dance 💃🏻 will be performed to inviting the muyang to join in this festive celebration 🎉🎊

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 wishes to celebrate this mentioned Ari Muyang Festival 🎉🎊 with the Mah Meri 👹👺 people 👬👭👫 in the near future then 😄

A great 👍🏻😃 cultural learning day at Carey Island 🚤⛵️🏝🌊 of Selangor, Malaysia 🇲🇾 with media 👩🏻‍💻📝 team 👭👬👫 of Rentak Selangor 2018

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Do invite SiennyLovesDrawing again, just can’t wait to be in for Rentak Selangor 2019 ya

Yeah‼️ It’s really a great 👍🏻 pleasure for @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 to be part of the media team 👫👭👬 for #BeatsOfSelangor aka #RentakSelangor 2018 🎼🥁🎶🎵 . Enjoyed a great experience today meeting the local people 👬👭👫 as well as learning better about the traditional music 🎶🎵 instruments & enjoyed the awesome performance by #KompangAnakSelangor aka KOMPAS at @homestay_sg_hj_dorani 🏘🏘 . Guess what❓⁉️ She learnt much more about #kudakepang 🐎🐴 (#kudalumping for Indonesia 🇮🇩 ) , #Barongan, #Gamelan , #ShadowPlay aka #WayangKulit as well as enjoyed the hands on (including young kids 👶🏻👦🏻) music instruments with the guidance from the friendly musicians 😃😁 . A memorable day at #HomestaySgHajiDorani 🏘🏘 enjoyed this posting with photos 📸 & short clips 📹🎥 captured 1️⃣st. More updates soon, blog 👩🏻‍💻📝 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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Rentak Selangor 2018 (Part 1)

Yeah‼️ ✌🏻SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has recently being invited 📩📧💌 by Tourism Selangor & participated as 1️⃣ of the international media team 👫👭👬 (from Malaysia 🇲🇾, Indonesia 🇮🇩, Japan 🇯🇵 & Korea 🇰🇷) for the Rentak Selangor 2018 in Malaysia🇲🇾’s national language with meaning of the Beats of Selangor 😃

It’s the strategic effort for the 3️⃣rd year to further promote ⬆️ the State of Selangor as a tourism & cultural destination in Malaysia 🇲🇾

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Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has learnt & discovered so much during this 5️⃣D4️⃣N trip 🚌 about the diverse co-existence of cultural traditions & ecosystems in Selangor state of Malaysia 🇲🇾

Hmm…Why Selangor❓⁉️

It’s because throughout the years, Selangor is 1️⃣ of the multiracial 👬👫👭 states in Malaysia 🇲🇾 that arose with beautiful 😍🤩 blends of various vibrant cultural heritage influences in traditional dances 👹👺💃🏻🕺& music 🎶🎧🎵🎼🎤A deep rooted musical heritage actually defines a race group’s identity & solidarity😁

What’s the objectives❓⁉️

  • To promote ⬆️ Selangor as a tourism destination of choice while travelling to Malaysia 🇲🇾
  • To introduce the culture of Selangor to a widen public 👭👬👫
  • To celebrate & propagate the musical 🎶🎧🎵🎼🎤& traditional dances 👹👺💃🏻🕺 heritage of Selangor
  • To strengthen 🤝🙌🏻 the collaborative relationship between Selangor Exco for Youth Generation Development (UPEN) with the participating stakeholders, international media practitioners, travel agencies & tourism industry players👭👬👫

So, what are the beats & moves (i.e. musics 🎶🎼🎵& dances💃🏻🕴🏻)❓⁉️

Cempuling ~ Selangor Javaneses’ Joy

It means a collection of music 🎶🎼🎵 instruments that uses beats for different rhythm & sound brought to Selangor state of Malaysia 🇲🇾 by Sunan Kalijaga. The music 🎶🎼🎵played are in the form of advices for the audiences 👭👫👬

  • Cem ~ A variety as the musicians 👭👬👫 with different background & different types & sizes of instruments🎹🎸🥁
  • Pul ~ All sorts of people gathering👭👫👬
  • Iling ~ It’s the Java language to reminding each other about self, team member & communities. In religious term, it means self reflections & self reminders😀

 

She has enjoyed the modern Cempuling performance by Cempuling moden Cendana Klasik 👭👫👬👍🏻

Hmm…Modern Cempuling❓⁉️

Because it’s including with modern music 🎶🎼🎵 instruments e.g. keyboard 🎹 , guitar 🎸 etc. as refer to the 2️⃣nd row of above boomerang 📹🎥 captured

The music 🎶🎼🎵 instruments for Cempuling includes Rebana Ibu, Rebana Gong, Rebana Kempul, Rebana Kempreng, Rebana Anak, Enteng-Enteng 1️⃣, Enteng-Enteng 2️⃣ etc.😊

Guess what❓⁉️

The songs 🎶🎼🎤 played with Cempuling are with a variety from songs from Java, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil etc. She enjoyed the performance of a Mandarin song by late famous Taiwanese 🇹🇼 singer, Teresa Teng💁🏻‍♀️

Do enjoy a video clip 📹🎥 captured by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 for sharing here,

 

Urumee Melum உறுமிமேளம் Drummers ~ Calling of the Gods’ Spirit 🥁🥁

This is the most vibrant 🤩 & essential of the Malaysian-Indian traditions found in Malaysia 🇲🇾 with its double-headed hourglass-shaped drum originated from the state of Tamil Nadu, South of India 🇮🇳

This music 🎶🎼🎵has been widely believed to possess deep sacred power & it mostly associated with the trance rituals of calling of the gods’ spirit. It’s slung with a cloth strap across the shoulder & played by the drummer 👬👬👬🥁horizontally. It’s played entirely with sticks & simply allows the drummer to either play it by standing 👬 or walking 🚶🏻‍♂️🚶🏻‍♂️ around

Do enjoy a short clip 📹🎥 captured by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 at Batu Caves 🏞 with the awesome 👏🏻 performance by the drummers 👬👬👬 🥁from the Chinna Rasa Urumee Melum Masana Kali

Some of the music 🎶🎼🎵🥁 instruments including Urumee, Thavil, Pambai, Jaldra etc.

She was informed that all the drummers of this music group are very self discipline i.e. only perform the music with full proper praying attire 👕👖as their performance attire, bare foot 👣 & with no ❌🍻drinking & smoking❌🚬habits to respect this holy tradition heritage. They are all with normal diet (not necessary vegetarian) except some major prayers/ festivals 🎉🎊which require fasting before their performance at ceremonies/ temples⛩

 

Tanjung Flowers 💐 Dance ~ Selangor Royalties 👑 dance 💃🏻

Tanjung flowers 💐 aka Bunga Tanjung in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s national language if the official flower of Selangor since the ruling of the Selangor Royalties 👑

After many of you asking via DMsss, here you go a summary of @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 ‘s Day 4️⃣ (last day, why so fast❓⁉️😌) with #BeatsofSelangor aka #RentakSelangor 2018 🎶🎵🎼🥁 . Hmm…Slightly longer 🤗 as need to prepare clips 📹🎥 with details inside ya 😉☺️ . ✅ Traditional dances of Selangor Royalties 👑 , Malaysia 🇲🇾 & Bugis, South Sulawesi, Indonesia 🇮🇩 . ✅ Amazing great #UrumeeMelum drummers 🥁 performance . ✅ Beautiful Istana Bandar Lama Jugra . Happy to meet new friends, both Malaysians & some foreign media friends from this trip, friendship forever ya 👫👭👬💗 . Let’s enjoy the photos & clips captured of each about the beautiful #Selangor , Malaysia 🇲🇾 , more updates 👩🏻‍💻 via blog link at profile or vblog via #Youtube ~SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ’s channel . Special thank you 🙏🏻 for having #siennylovesdrawing with great 👍🏻 welcoming & hospitality throughout 🤗to @gayatravel @tourismselangor @discoverselangor @smartselangor @mymotac @visit.malaysia2020 @maticmy #DiscoverSelangor #SmartSelangor #NBOS #MyNBOS #VM2020 #SayangMalaysia #GayaTravel #gayaXevents #MyDestination #CutiCutiMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #travel #travelling #blog #blogging #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers

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This 4️⃣mins & 4️⃣0️⃣seconds dance 💃🏻 only for women 👭👭👭 & it symbolises Malay women as gentle, courteous, polite same like this flower 💐 ~ very fragrant & grows very high up on the trees 🌳🌳

It’s very well accepted 👍🏻 by the Malaysians🇲🇾& always performed during the official government ceremonies etc.😉

 

Batara Dance

Back then, this dance 💃🏻 was performed to emphasise on the connection between humans & the Gods of all Universes. Then, this dance 💃🏻 has evolved to being a dance 💃🏻 which meant to show love 💗 & loyalty to the King 👑

This 4️⃣mins & 4️⃣0️⃣seconds dance💃🏻’s movement visualises the respect & gratitude to the King 👑

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Poja Dance 💃🏻 ~ Selangor Bugis tradition heritage

This 3️⃣mins Bugis dance 💃🏻 which is 1️⃣ of the popular one in Selangor due to the Bugis migrants from Sulawesi 🇮🇩 & settled down in Selangor 🇲🇾 many years ago

This dance 💃🏻 used to be performed only in the royal 👑 palace to welcome the King 👑 by the dancers 💃🏻💃🏻 with the sprinkled flowers 💐 & nice dance 💃🏻 moves

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Currently, it’s performed to everyone 👬👭👫 as a welcome 🤗 symbolic to all guests 👭👬👫who came to attend a event/ ceremony held😃

 

Madduppa Bosara Dance ~ Selangor Bugis tradition heritage

It’s another move with Bugis influence & used to be performed in front of the noble families only during the Mattandajari ceremony (marriage 👰🏻🤵🏻 proposal). Then, this dance 💃🏻 has evolved & to welcome 🤗 all guests to events/ ceremonies

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Madduppa ~ The traditional food serving tray

Bosara ~ The traditional food serving tray’s cover

Both of them are used in this 6️⃣mins & 2️⃣5️⃣seconds dance 💃🏻 & then a variety of traditional delicacies/ cakes 🍰 will be served to all guests 👭👫👬 after the end of this dance 💃🏻 performance

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Do enjoy a short clip 📹🎥 captured with all the 4️⃣ dances shared above performed by dancers from Citra Ugik of Malay Bugis Association of Selangor, Malaysia 🇲🇾

Ohh…Noted the beautiful 😍 place in the clip 📹🎥 above of the  4️⃣ dances 💃🏻💃🏻 performed…

Curious 🤔 where 📍is it❓⁉️

It’s Alaeddin Palace 👑 or Bandar Jugra Palace aka Istana Bandar Lama Jugra in Malaysia 🇲🇾’s national language which was constructed using high quality timber named Cengal & marble. Its design is largely with Islamic & some influences from Indian, Middle-Eastern & Chinese (i.e. the roof’s carved fascia board & dragon 🐉 fin)

 

This double-storey palace 👑 has many rooms i.e. A royal 👑 bath 🛀🏻 , a throne room, a banquet room, bedrooms💤🛌, royal 👑 audiences hall, kitchen, a forbidden garden etc. It was designated as a historical monument & site under the Antiquities Act 1976 in 1980👏🏻🙌🏻

Do stay tune for Part 2 ya

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