Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cultural Dance, Costume And Sape

Welcome and hello to you all out there. If you are a person that loves traditional musics, cultural dances, handicrafts and costumes regardless of any background, we welcome you enjoy these lament sounds of hidden primitive music from Borneo. As One Malaysia concept is popularly gains it ground amongst Malaysian, we are very proud and glad to share all these with you. Who doesn’t know music by the name of sape? The instrument music, the sape is very well-known internationally because of its beautiful melody sound. It is the most popular musical instrument being invented and produced by the indigenous ethnic Kenyah which still flourishes and has made its presence strongly felt both at home and internationally. Sape is played in various tones and it is very much ancient by the way of its native, indigenous and nature backgrounds.

It is beautifully played together with its native dance, the Kenyah Cultural Ngajat Dances. The dances are danced in various ways and variations which are very much of nature beauties. The Kenyah, which consists of many tribes, have the most colourful costumes. In most of their longhouses, you will find ornaments and accessories, which have been inherited from their descendants, are proudly displayed and jealously guarded by the owners. The skill of beadwork, passed on from generation to generation, has resulted in a kaleidoscopic assortment of colours and designs in their crafts. The important role the hornbills play in the daily lives of the Kenyah also comes to life in their most popular Cultural Ngajat Dances. The dancers clutch clusters of hornbill feathers in their hands and mimic a bird in flight, swooping and soaring. Movements are graceful and flowing. Picture above ( is a traditional costume called Tapong Mahkota used during ngajat dance performance.

The accompanying music which is provided by the sape is the most popular musical instruments in Borneo as well internationally. A lute-type, four-stringed instrument, it produces a rich and delicate tone. It is normally made and carved out from a single tree trunk. Traditionally, the four strings are made of split rattans. Today, steel wires are being used. Costumes are again elaborate. The rich beadwork of the Kenyah adds a colourful dimension to the dance.

At your right is a VCD disc that gives you perfect satisfactory to experience the original fantastic panorama, ancient dances and music of the original natives of Borneo. As you listen and watch the VCD movie, you will definitely being filled with great gratification, a feeling that our paramount and great ancestors had experienced hundred of years ago. The VCD are available in Kenyah Festival Dance Movie (KF Dance), Ladies Long Dance Movie (LL Dance), Lady-Man Mix Dance Movie (LMM Dance), Lady Single Dance Movie (LS Dance) and Man Single Dance Movie (MS Dance) -

Tapong Sec


Tapong Sec ! You know who makes Tapong Sec ? Do you know what it means by Tapong Sec ? Wah ! Soo many question marks. Look at picture above conscientiously. Amongst many ethnic groups in Borneo, who do you think amongst them have the right over that costume ? There are many native ethnics in Borneo. They are Iban, Kedazan, Bidayuh, Dusun, Kayan, Murut, Kenyah, Lun Dayeh, Penan, Kelabit, Bajau, Bisaya, etc. Guest who is that particular ethnic. Hoh ! Or you can browse  to find for the answer. Hahhaaaa.......!