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...|