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Based on the narrative of the artists, the emergence Burokan started around 1934. Is a villager Kalimaro, District Babakan, named Kalil made a new creation of art Badawang (large dolls), namely in the form Buroq Flying Horse. It is said that creation was inspired on the journey of the Prophet Muhammad SAW Ascension of the Grand Mosque to the Aqsa Mosque with animals riding a winged horse called Buroq.
Burokan musical accompaniment usually consists of three dogdog (large, medium, small), four Genjring, cymbals, organ, guitar, guitar melodies, Kromong, flute, and kecrek. In the show, the instrument serves as a dance and singing. The singer could consist of men and women. They sang together or taking turns depending on the character of the songs sung.
You will be able to see and study the performances burokan equipment is composed of a pair of dolls buroq who usually played by four people (two in front and two behind), some of the dolls (badawang) shape of an animal that is Elephant, Monkey, Tiger, Horse, and sometimes added with a clown wearing funny costumes.
The hidden meaning behind the show Burokan include: First, as a sign of thanksgiving of those who perceive, because
Burokan regarded as an Islamic folk art performances; Second, the meaning to the viewer of syncretic traditions Badawang (dolls that have emerged from the mystical way of thinking that comes from relationships totemistik arkaistik before Islam as the dominant religion in Cirebon); Third, the meaning of acculturation for object called Buroq from the Middle East region whose story is related to the Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad SAW. Fourth, because the figure of universal significance as Buroq animals, can be found in the myths of certain peoples, such as in Greece, the centaur who in the world of astrology known as the constellation Sagittarius. In Egypt, a similar type of creature is the Sphinx.
Location: Village Pakusamben, District Babakan
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