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Changes on Structures of Music Presentation in Traditional Ceremony of Toba Batak Communities

Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.4, No. 1)

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Page : 124-127

Keywords : Structure; Music Presentation; Traditional Ceremony; Toba Batak.;

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The traditional ceremony of the Toba Batak community is inseparable from the word gondang. It has a broad meaning, namely as a musical ensemble, repertoire, ceremony name, a musical composition or song title, and a set of drum musical instruments, taganing and gordang. This research is descriptive, namely research that aims to describe changes in the structure of the presentation of music in traditional Toba Batak community ceremonies, where gondang has undergone a process of enculturation in western music culture. The approach used is qualitative to answer the question 'how' the presentation structure is collaborated with modern musical instruments. The results of this study indicate that gondang and modern musical instruments have become inseparable in traditional ceremonies in the Toba Batak community specifically in North Tapanuli district. Based on the results of this study, suggestions were made for the Toba Batak community in the North Tapanuli region to prioritize the structure of gondang presentation in traditional ceremonies, so that the original culture was maintained to be continued to the younger generation.

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