Kupang Straighten Welcomes Festival Sasando

The Ministry of tourism and Creative Economy will hold Festival Sasando on November 15, 2012 in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara.

"Sasando is part of the traditional music that has the potential to be developed," said Vice Minister of Economy and tourism Sapta Nirwandar Creative in Jakarta, Saturday, October 20, 2012.

Sasando instrument quotation is derived from Rote Island, East Nusa Tenggara. The shape is unique with the main part of the regular length of tube-shaped made of bamboo. The upper part was given a type to the string menyangkutkan stand.

The main tube is then fitted sheath made from a kind of webbing friar, made like a fan. Tube-like guitars, the sheath is sasando resonance

As many as 100 players sasando called ta ' ' e sasanu will be participating in the festival. The renowned musician Sam Darmawan will collaborate with them on the title.

When performing, ta ' sasanu ' e wore hats typical of woven palm-leaf manuscript called it '' ilangga. How to play the sasando is with memangkunya and then picking the strings with the fingers, like playing the harp or lute.

Until now, almost all the materials used to make the sasando derived from Rote. "We make the festival to showcase the music may be true, though the sasando Dwiki Dharmawan will probably bring a modern touch, too," said Sapta.

The Government is now focusing on developing music market because Indonesia is judged to have huge potential. Even though his position is still lagging behind compared to the fashion industry and craft.


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