Cultural parade in conjunction with the celebration of the anniversary of Singaraja town will be held on April 11, 2014. “This activity is to explore the potential of regional culture through teenager creativity towards cultural preservation and to cultivate the tourist attraction,” said the Head of Buleleng Culture and Tourism Agency, I Ketut Warkadea.
The parade with the theme ‘the Treasures of Buleleng Culture’ is meant to evoke unique and distinct cultural arts by involving all subdistricts in North Bali. Aside from the artists, it also involves schools, colleges and art studios. “Participation of youth organizations is expected to be dominant,” he said.
All participants will gather in the area of the Gde Manik Cultural Hall and starts in front of the Bhuana Patra Square and then move eastwards or to Jalan Udayana. After passing through the Jalan Pramuka, four-way intersection of Jalan Dr. Sutomo and Jalan Diponegoro, the parade performs a display on Jalan A. Yani. After that, the parade will be resumed westward to Jalan Dewi Sartika and finishes in the area of Gde Manik Cultural Hall.
The parade will be opened with the creation of baleganjur big set gamelan music posing a combination of some art studios in Buleleng. After that, the appearance of Sawan subdistrict envoy that will present a pennant banner parade, flower arrangement, jerimpen art by Lemukih village and Baris Oman by Bungkulan village.
Tejakula subdistrict features the parade of typical weaving cloth of Sembiran village and Wayang Wong of Tejakula village. Gerokgak subdistrict performs Magebug Ende, martial arts, psalmodic choir with Bonangan accompaniment and the proposed Kuda Lumping (Pejarakan).
Sukasada subdistrict presents magoak-goakan, barong, Muslim art, baleganjur gamelan music and adrah (multi-ethnic). Then, Banjar subdistrict presents the customary attires of Pedawa village, barong, parade of sokasi bamboo basket of Tigawasa village and dawang-dawang, genggong (jaw harps) and top-spinning.
Then, Seririt subdistrict shows off genjek a la capella, parade of free dance, and rindik bamboo gamelan music. Busungbiu subdistrict presents the Magrumbungan dance, Arja operetta and gandrung. Kubutambahan subdistrict features Mass Joged accompanied with Grantang gamelan music, Gong Suling, Dumb Janger and Genjek a capella.
Ultimately, the Buleleng subdistrict shows off Baris Gede or Baris Bengkol, Deeng attires, wedding attires accompanied with Terompong Ngandang gamelan music. Meanwhile, the proposed art is Renganis from Pengelatan village. (image/bud)