Basirompak: The Revenge Manifestation of Minangkabau Community of Taeh Baruah, Payakumbuh, West Sumatera (BASIROMPAK: MANIFESTASI DENDAM MASYARAKAT TAEH BARUAH, PAYAKUMBUH, SUMATERA BARAT)

Marzam, Marzam (2008) Basirompak: The Revenge Manifestation of Minangkabau Community of Taeh Baruah, Payakumbuh, West Sumatera (BASIROMPAK: MANIFESTASI DENDAM MASYARAKAT TAEH BARUAH, PAYAKUMBUH, SUMATERA BARAT). Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 13 (1).

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Abstract

This paper discovers some findings of field research on ethnomusicology, which describes a magical ritual deploying sirompak music (basirompak) in the Taeh Baruah society, Payakumbuh, West Sumatra. This activity is associated with the belief in the community’s perception, especially in the religious orientation and its acceptance to unseen world (ghaib). Besides, this ritual involved with deploying musical instruments, it also aims at influencing woman’s feeling who has been hating a man to be falling in love with him. This ritual may joepardize the woman’s mentality, and gradually cause her to be mentally disoriented. When a man was humilated and disrespected by a woman, he would come to magician (sirompak, dukun) in order to take revenge. The magician with his own members namely, saluang sirompak, gasisiang tangkurak, and tukang soga (players of certain instruments of pawang sirompak) fulfills certain requirements in order to make the woman crazilly loving him. This effort is usually assisted by simambang hitam and simambang putih (black and white simambang). If the man is badly frustated, he will ask the magician to make her a mentally disoriented.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Basirompak, belief, magical ritual, culture, and revenge
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
Depositing User: MS NOR SUZIEYANA ABDUL MAJID
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2013 02:54
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2013 02:54
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1022

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