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Topeng Cirebon / Tarawangsa

Sundanese Music from West Java
Product number: SM 16072
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Performances of the topeng masquerade are given for many different occasions in West Java, to honor of ancestors or to celebrate harvests or births. The composition Tatalu is generally heard as an instrumental opening of topeng performances and serves to call the audience, so the real performance can begin. The dance topeng rahwana takes as its theme power, courage, and bravery but also desire and lack of restraint. Finally, tarawangsa is a genuine popular art is performed on the tarawangsa (a violin with an end pin) and the jentreng (a kind of seven-stringed zither). Its ceremonial significance is associated with a ritual of thanksgiving associated with the rice harvest. Tarawangsa can also be played for healings or even purely for entertainment.


Topeng Rahwana
Klana/ Topeng rumiang
Saur Pangameut

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Topeng Cirebon / Tarawangsa
Sundanese Music from West Java
Andet Suanda and group "Panca Bakti": cirebon / Anang Supriya: tarawangsa / Hani Supriya: jentreng
66 ′8 ′′

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SM 16072
0,11 kg

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