This is Dodod, the Musical Art of Angkung-Bedug Typical of Pandeglang


Pandeglang Regency as an agricultural area is thick with rice farming. In some areas, the planting season is usually accompanied by a Dodod art performance. An angklung and drum performance in the midst of modernization.

Dodod is a unique art tradition and it is almost impossible for people outside Pandeglang to know about it. The prestige is indeed a little less than the lumping horse, the typical Pandeglang pencak silat, or the rampak drum which is usually performed.

Even though this Dodod art has been around since the early 19th century. Established in Pamatang Village, Mekarwangi Village, Saketi. Parents used to use Dodod to welcome the rice planting season.

“In 1858 in Pamatang Village, Majau Village used to be, Majau Village was divided into Mekarwangi Village, the parents first established in 1858 the historical Dodod art,” said Sanghiang Sri Sanggar Sanggar chairman Surani when talking with AFP in Pandeglang, Sunday (31/31/2020). 7/22).

Tools in the form of angklung and drum in Dodod artInstruments in the form of angklung and drum in the Dodod art Photo: (Photo: Aris Rivaldo/detikcom)

Dodod means basic or basic. The basis of self, the basis of the state, the basis of religion. So, according to him, humans must have a basis so as not to get lost in art or life.

“Dodod is dadasar which means basic art. Why basic art? We live if we have a basis, it is impossible to get lost. The parents who used to think clearly did Dodod. Dodod means “Dadasar” or Dadasar? The state has a basis, religion has a basis, they have their own basic. The basis for farming and for personal morals, meaning that the basis of religion with Dodod is combined with the basis of religion, the basis of the state. When we have the basis of the words of our parents, we will not go astray, religion and the state are the same, “said Surani.

Surani, who is the fourth generation Sanggar Sanghiang Sri explained that Dodod was originally an art that was displayed to grow rice until it was harvested. According to him, Dodod art is shown as part of a ritual in order to get a bountiful harvest.

“The predecessors used to establish Dodod for the purpose of agriculture initially. So the point is that agriculture is focused on because 90 percent of the farmers are majority. So they held Dodod art, in the sense of providing entertainment in agriculture,” he explained.

The Dodod personnel beat the drum to ask the almighty to be given fertility and smooth farming. In that tradition there are three songs that are sung during rice planting until harvest.

“Where to start, they nabeh (at) Dodod to ask the almighty to give this plant fertility. They tandur, after tandur, rice bekah (develops) for the first song the song “Lutung Kasarung” is used to start rice planting the song “Lutung Kasarung” the second song is “Jalan” where the bitter gourd (rice) is blooming,” he said.

“Song Lutung Kasarung The first song is for planting rice, the second song is when it blooms, then uses the song Jalan while harvesting is inserted into the rice barn, the other song is Lutung Kasarung song which is then used as a Reog song. The Reog song is used either for thanksgiving or the Reog song procession,” he added.

Tools in the form of angklung and drum in Dodod artInstruments in the form of angklung and drum in the Dodod art Photo: (Photo: Aris Rivaldo/detikcom)

Dodod art consists of two musical instruments, the first angklung and drum. There are 9 angklungs while the drums are 3 with 12 personnel.

According to him, the number of personnel can be more than 12 people if added with dancers and sinden. In Dodod tools, angklung and drum also have their own names.

“The names of the drums, one indung drum, two turulung drums, three tap drums. The names of angklung, one indung angklung, two turulung angklungs, three tap angklungs, four nying nying angklungs (one), five nying nying angklungs (two), six enclok angklungs (one) seven angklung enclok (two), eight angklung goong (one), nine angklung goong (two),” he explained.

Surani explained that until now there are only 8 angklungs left and 3 drums are still intact. The angklung framework from 1858 has never been replaced.

“Now there are seven angklungs and 3 drums. For the angklung the framework has not been replaced until now,” he said.

The Dodod show is also followed by dance. The dance is called “Tikukur Ngadu” and “Lele Ngoser”. The two dances were born from the results of environmental analysis.

“They created a research joged called the first tikukur ngadu the second one catfish ngoser the name of the dance is Tikukur Ngadu, why do they research Tikukur Ngadu when drying rice. The dry inspection rice is taken, so the birds and chickens go there to take the leftover rice. When there are rats (turtles) picking up the rice, they fight over the scattered rice. Complain, they are careful to complain, complain, complain, make a dance like Tikukur Ngadu,”

“The second Catfish suckr (why do they name Lele Ngoser? When the catfish is brought ashore, he must be looking for water, right? hang out, they imitate the sway that is Lele Ngoser. The joged stands up, but just like the catfish used to move like that, they are very good at imitating the rocking catfish while moving around,” he added.

Surani emphasized that in the performance Dodod’s tools should not be decorated. According to him, only the personnel can be decorated.

“The dodod instrument is not decorated, unless the dance participants are just wearing nice clothes,” he said.

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