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Indonesian Culture By : Rendra Agung Fanani

Banyuwangi Seblang Dance, East Java

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 | Views [441]

Seblang dancers paraded around the village because it is believed to cleanse the village from the plague and misfortune. Dancers must be a descendant of the previous dancers and dancers should not be replaced when it was alive. Before she started to dance, the shaman would read spells to summon the spirit of the first dancers Seblang so taken possession Seblang current dancers.

Seblang dancers paraded around the village because it is believed to cleanse the village from the plague and misfortune. Dancers must be a descendant of the previous dancers and dancers should not be replaced when it was alive. Before she started to dance, the shaman would read spells to summon the spirit of the first dancers Seblang so taken possession Seblang current dancers.

at the beginning of november 2011, my friend from banyuwangi give the message that there is an interesting ritual on banyuwangi, presicely in the veillage Bakungan. A tradition of clean village dance 'Seblang'. what makes it intersting is the dance performed by a woman who is very old or already menopause period. 

Tags: dances, ritual, tradition, unique

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