Bissu in Their Role as Maintenance and Preserving Classical Buginese Culture
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- Bissu, role, classical Bugis
Before the Islamic religion entered the land of Bugis, Bissu had a central role in the Buginese Kingdom. There were no traditional ceremonies or rituals without the presence of Bissu as executors as well as leaders of traditional processes. But nowadays, the Bissu community is challenging to find because the numbers are getting smaller. This research was conducted to find out the Bissu role in the modern era as the preserver of classical Buginese culture. The type of research used in this study is the type of qualitative research that is descriptive. The data in this study took the form of the Bissu role. The informants in this study were Bissu in Pangkep district. The method used is the interview method and documentation. The results of this study indicate the origin of Bissu in Segeri Pangkep, and this study also shows first the role of Bissu as the leader of special ceremonies rituals relating to the ancestors. Second, in the Buginese community, especially Pangkep, Bissu is usually regarded as Sandro (shaman). Third, Bissu as a caretaker, nurse, and bearer of Arajang (a royal heritage). Fourth, the Bissu has traveled around Indonesia, introducing Buginese culture through Ma’giri Dance as a dance that can only be done by the Bissu.
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TY - CONF AU - Nurlina Syahrir AU - Septia Wulandari AU - Intan Permatasari AU - Putri Magfirah Salsabila AU - Azis PY - 2020 DA - 2020/10/27 TI - Bissu in Their Role as Maintenance and Preserving Classical Buginese Culture BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Science, and Technology (ICEST 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 7 EP - 10 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201027.002 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201027.002 ID - Syahrir2020 ER -