Sunday, March 6, 2011

Old relic...!

I can't believe the sound I heard was came from a very old relic!


Today, I went to a wedding party at Kampung Bahagia, a few kilometers away from Teluk Intan of Perak but this time, Kompang Java was played. The instruments were looked very old, then I asked one of the Kompang players about the Beduk or Big Drum.

He said, the skin was about 20 years old and the drum body was older... even he can't remember when was it made. He said, the drum was already there in 1950's.


So, it must be older... much-much older than me.

He said the body was made from a kind of Jackfruit tree. Can you imagine how big the tree was? Very-very big...






At least 60 years old...








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6 comments:

jenanese said...

boleh masuk muzium dah nih...

Aku said...

jenanese,
satu hari nanti... boleh buang ngangkung... hehehe

hairul392 said...

lagi lama.. lagi bernilai..

Aku said...

hairul,
tu kalau jual tu mau beribu-ribu... 100% buatan tangan.

Temuk said...

Assalamu'alaikum Aku

Mohon izin mampir.
That beduk is indeed a very valuable heritage - a part of our material culture that we should always treasure. Traditional Javanese kompang is always accompanied by a big beduk, whose sound could even make our chest shiver! I used to enjoy the Javanese kompang team playing the beduk way back in the 50s. It's a pity that today, even in those villages that are 100% Javanese, kompang Jawa has been taken over by kompang moden (ipling-ipling.....no sound of beduk!).

Thanks for sharing.

Aku said...

Temuk,
WaalaikumSalam ... terima kasih kerana singgah.

Benar. Arwah ayah yang pelopori kompang ini sejak 60an... ayah sudah meninggal, abang yang teruskan...

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