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Friday, September 27, 2013

Kenapa Kiromboi (‘Rain-Makers’) Bidayuh kurang dikenali ??


Why i never heard about this Bidayuh Musical Instrument.
"Kurang promosi kali"".. the 'RAIN MAKERS"..until one fine day..at MAGICAL BORNEO @MALAYSIAKU STREET FEST BANGSAR 2013.
One Chinese(Orang Semenanjung) lady came to my booth & asking about this stuff..pada mula bunyi macam pelik.."Pemanggil Hujan" ..Katak ke apa???

Is it true that frog can call the rain?
Frogs start calling when the mating season comes. However, through the process of natural selection and other natural feedback mechanisms, the frog mating season has synchronized with the rainy season in most areas. Thus frogs may start calling just before it rains, while it is raining and after the rains come.
Kenapa ia nya di gelar RAIN MAKERS????
Kiromboi (rain maker) are a hand held percussive instrument of the Bidayuh people of Sarawak, in Borneo. They are made from two giant snail shells that are attached to the ends of a split bamboo stick so they lightly touch each other. A small stick is passed quickly between the snail shells so they rattle against each other producing a sound remarkably similar to that of the local frogs."
Menurut legenda Zaman Dahulu alat ini di gunakan semasa musim kemarau untuk memanggil HUJAN...

Kenapa Kiromboi (‘Rain-Makers’) Bidayuh kurang dikenali ??
Soalan yang bermain di fikiran..Kenapa ianya kurang dikenali..?? adakah ianya tak sehebat Sape , Seruling , Tabuh atau Gong...atau kerana teknik mainan yang terlalu simple dan tidak sesuai untuk di bawa ke persembahan pentas...memandangkan fungsi utama nya "memanggil hujan semasa musim kemarau di zaman dahulu"... sepanjang pengalaman saya sendiri melihat di mana-mana
persembahan  saya tidak pernah melihat alat muzik ini di mainkan di mana-mana acara..."" tidak pernah sama sekali""...kemungkinan sebilangan generasi muda bidayuh pun " mungkin"  tercenggang macam saya bila ditanya..Adakah kamu tahu pasal "RAIN MAKERS"?
Jadi bagaimana untuk mempromosi benda ni untuk lebih di kenali. ..??
Ianya mungkin sesuai di jadikan SOUVENIR memandangkan bentuknya yang kecil & ringan...sekiranya ia tidak di angkat sebagai alat muzik yang bercorak kontemporari seperti SAPE..mungkin boleh persembahan secara beramai-ramai seperti bermain seruling untuk membuatkannya lebih menarik.....

How to Play a Kiromboi (rain-maker)...

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