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1 - VARIOUS - SACRED ENTERTAINMENT: REAK, CEREMONIAL HORSE TRANCE - (LP) 
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Kasenian rak is a genre of performative art from the Priangan area of west Java, organizedduring hajatans (life-cycle celebrations) and nowadays primarily held during weddings andcircumcisions. The style, known as a seni lungsuran, is part of the greater family of Javanesehorse dances, originally known in their most famous forms of jathilan and kuda lumping.Javanese horse dances, which could be as old as animistic Java, may already have beenpracticed before the eight century, travelling through the island and reaching Priangan in thethirties, when rak is believed to have been originated and popularised by musical groups JuartaPutra and Maska Putra. While bearing more than some resemblances with its family, kasenianrak benefits of structures and aesthetic tracts of its own, being not only one of the newestdevelopments of horse dance if not the newest, but also its rawest and most extreme outcome.This release aims to provide a spectrum of kasenian rak and its music. For this reason, on thefirst side it is possible to listen to a classic rak ouverture, played by one of the two foundinggroups, Juarta Putra. On the other side one may hear Putra Jaya Melati: one of the groups thatmost attempts to push towards a contemporary, aggressive and experimental version of rakmusic, without leaving the cultural and spiritual background of the style behind. In this record, it iseven possible to hear an electric guitar, gongs, a kendang and a very open repertoire of songs.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Juarta Putra - Pembukaan (desa Ciguruwik, 5/6) 02. Putra Jaya Melati - Arak-arakan (majalaya, 3/29)


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 24-05-2019
Item # : 533545     
Availability: IN STOCK
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