Salawat Dulang



Salawat Dulang

Salawat dulang is generally performed by two male chanters, but nowadays occasionally performed by female chanters. Salawat is invocation praising the prophet Muhammad, chanted by the tukang salawat (salawat chanter-player) while beating in almost unison, the brass trays. Many times, tukang salawat would chant beyond salawat, creating an improvise stories. Salawat dulang are usually performed at weddings, circumcissions, religious and national holidays. For Minang audience, where the tradition is being practiced, they prefer salawat dulang performed alternately by two pairs in such a battle. In this case, each pair would create and improvise stories. Theme depends on the occasion in which salawat dulang is being performed. Salawat dulang traditionally performed all night long.

Group/Artist name : Salawat Dulang Sinar Barapi and Kilek Barapi
Origin : Batusangkar, West Sumatra
Number of traveling members : 4 persons

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