Philosophy of the Musical Instrument “Klengkopak” of the Dayak Deah Tribe
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- Philosophical, semiotics, klengkopak, the Dayak Deah tribe
Klengkopak is a traditional musical instrument made by the Dayak Deah tribe of South Kalimantan. The tribe believe that every single component of the musical instrument has great values of life. This is qualitative research using the semiotic approach. This research was conducted through digging up any information on the description of components of musical instruments and understanding underlying meanings of each component of klengkopak. Having yielded reliable information on philosophical meanings behind klengkopak for human life, the researcher analysed her findings using the semiotic theory of Charles Sanders Peirce. Klengkopak incorporates nine (9) components, namely Paringk Tolongk, Bumbungk, Wowa Iwe, Tepi Pinggir, Topah, Wowa ombo, Wewet Uwe, Pemopok, Penyekondrongk. Paringk Tolongk is a symbol of positive and negative sides of human beings, and Bumbungk represents freedom limited by the tribe’s deeply held belief. Wowa Iwe and Tepi Pinggir bring a moral message about how to speak in a socialization process, Topah is a representation of the elegance of a conversational speech style, and Wowa ombo signifies guidance to good ways of human life. Wewet Uwe is a mark of the unifer of mankind, and Pemopok implies human courage in expressing opinion. Pengekondrongk forms a basic structure of human life.
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TY - CONF AU - Ellysa J. Agusti AU - A. M. Susilo Pradoko AU - Syahrul Faizin PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/03 TI - Philosophy of the Musical Instrument “Klengkopak” of the Dayak Deah Tribe BT - Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 647 EP - 652 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.111 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201201.111 ID - Agusti2020 ER -