Wednesday, 19 June 2013

History of Musical Instruments Sasando

Sasando  is a type of stringed musical instrument with a resonator of haik (woven from palm leaves) that are well known among the people of the East Nusa Tenggara province (Indonesia).
Indeed, this instrument may be said to be unique, because it is one of the stringed musical instrument with uniqueness in shape, technique to play and also the material of it.
This instrument is quite famous these days in the midst of society, especially after Berto Pah display in IMB (Indonesian Seeking Talent), but the problem is, not all NTT's know Sasando, and only few people can play it. Maybe someday this instrument will be extinct and we had to learn to play it from another people in another countries.
History or the origin of  Sasando, we all just get from stories by generations that have been passed down by orally and writing, but certainly this instrument consists of two types: Sasando gong and violin Sasando.

The development of this instrument goes on along with the times, there is also a modification of the form and the quality of sound with the turn of the strings. fifik replaced by reinforced palm leaves, bamboo skins replaced by the strings of wire, single-stringed replaced by double strings, also developed acoustic to electronic, Sasando gong developed to violin Sasando.
Sasando became the pride for the Rotenese and NTT’s also because of form and beauty. The sound of Sasando has been modified, but on the other hand Sasando players are being reduced. Sure to be a question that comes up, why preservation Sasando be decreased or obstacles? even today violin Sasando players were staying few people. Even in general the number of sasando players is no more than 20 people.
Aware of it, NTT society in general needs to promote and preserve this instrument so the wealth of art and culture can be developed and maintained. Involvement of all elements of society is indispensable in preserving and developing this instrument.



Sasando or Sasandu?
One of the factors that affect the birth culture and structure of an area is the natural condition of the area. It also appears that happen on the culture of Rote people, the origin place of Sasando. The presence of palm trees in the Rote island so meaningful to the NTT’s because of the tree, appears the idea for ​​made a Sasando, therefore palm leaves itself is a cultural foundation stone of society.
Rote society use this plant as a source of life, for making wine, gin (a traditional drink), red sugar, sugar water, ants sugar, mats, haik, sandals, hats roofs and building materials, but more than that, This tree have more value because it inspired the birth of a musical instrument Sasando. Up to now the palm leaves are preserved as a resonator for Sasando.

Yusak Meok, one of the presenters at the Sasando Music seminar at the Hotel Kristal, Thursday (17/12/2009) say, Sasando should named sasandu (sound generated from vibration), born from the inspiration of the founder from  interaction with nature.
According Meok, there are various version about the history of this instrument, among others, this instrument is said to a young man named Sangguana in 1650’s stranded on the Ndana island, Sangguana have artistic talent, so the people took him to the palace, and the princess falling in love with him and asked Sangguana to create musical instruments. Sangguana dreamed one night he playing a musical instrument from his creation, then he given name sandu (vibrate) for His instrument.
"There is nevertheless another story, this instrument was found by two shepherds who named Lumbilang and Balialang, there is also another story, Sasandu was discovered by two friends Lunggi Lain and Balok Ama Sina," said Meok.
Because the instrument has been installed in the resonance leaves, then it called the sandu or the sanu, it has meaning vibration. This instrument then called as sasandu derived from repeated word-sandu sandu or vibrate repeatedly.
Now, it is more pronounced Sasando than Sasandu, but these words do not change the shape and sound of this instrument.
Meanwhile Peter Riki Tukan, other speakers said, sasando instrument is a cultural phenomenon in general and the arts (music) in particular is quite tempting artists instincts.

(Source: Pos Kupang)

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