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Ganrang Bulo funniest traditional dance in Indonesia

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Uploaded on May 9, 2011

Ganrang Bulo from Makassar-Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia..

Ganrang Bulo, is a folk art which combines elements of music, dance and hilarious critical dialogue. This traditional dance now always played by children.

When formal channel to express some problems or reprimand leaders is not available, people did not run out of ways. Through gandrang bulo people is talking. In order to leaders do not angry, critics of gandrang bulo done with jokes.

Gandrang bulo is a smart art. It is a kind of traditional theater that takes various themes and social issues. Sometimes, criticism of gandrang bulo is very hard. But it is packed in fresh jokes so invite spectators.

The act carries funny characters, such as the idiot or a villager who dealt with lofty officer. The idiot and the villager are always successful pout the officials. How funny their gestures make spectators laugh derisively, even criticized.

Gandrang bulo consists of two phases. First phase was consisting of classical dance and music only. First phase developed in the kingdom era. Second phase of gandrang bulo built in 1942 in Japanese occupation era. In this second phase critical element was inserted.

When labor rest, gandrang bulo usually played. Some artists appear in front of other friends accompanied music. They mimic and attaint the Japan troops.

Creation of gandrang bulo 1942 is not apart from social-political conditions at that time, the Japanese colonial period. Through gandrang bulo, all regret expressed. At that time gandrang bulo also serves as media to rise anti colonialism awareness.

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