So 3 days ago, my sister, i and my 2 best friends went to Banyuwangi. Banyuwangi is at the easternmost tip of Java.
We are purposely came to the Banyuwangi to watch the Gandrung Sewu Festival. This dance is the part of traditional arts from Banyuwangi and it's still performed until now as the proof of how the people in Banyuwangi respect their traditions and cultures so highly. The dance itself is quite unique by considering its history and also how it is performed now. Well, let's get to know even further about Gandrung Sewu Means.
The word "Gandrung" comes from the Javanese word that means "desperately in love". In Javanese, sewu means one thousand. So Gandrung Sewu mostly It means that they are in love with the goddess of the rice paddy, Dewi Sri, that brings prosperity to the people of Banyuwangi who are mostly employed as farmers. In gratitude for the good harvest, the people organize a performance which is called "Gandrung" because the farmers were in love with the goddess of the rice paddy.
Gandrung dance that is dominated by special orchestration is one of traditional art in Banyuwangi and becomes the characteristic symbol of Banyuwangi. So, in every event Banyuwangi always has a similarity name with Gandrung. In fact, Banyuwangi is often called Gandrung City and in almost every corner of Banyuwangi, we can found Gandrung dance statue. Gandrung is often performed in many events, such as; marriage, Marine Ceremony (marine ceremony), circumcision event, anniversary, and the others.
One of the things that is the main attraction of Gandrung Sewu because this dance is not performed by 1-10 people, but involves by more than 1,300 dancers of various ages.
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Foto ini di ambil pas hari raya idul fitri tahun 2019 kok jadi ga lama lama banget. Memang ya gue sering banget nge post foto lama. Bukan karena gapunya foto baru kok tapi karena fotonya menurut gue bagus dan ga sempet gue post dengan berbagai alasan yang ga harus sampein ke kalian karena itu lebih gapenting.
Gimana baju gue? Gue desain sendiri lo jelek ya emang jelek kan gue bukan desainer. Ga desain sendiri sih tapi ya ngeliat referensi juga yakan gue udah bilang GUE BUKAN DESAINER TERNAMA hehehe. Jadi maklum kalau emang jelek dan rada aneh. #byhqstory#byhqmthl