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Salawat Dulang

Salawat Dulang is a form folk art from the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra that is specifically localized in the regions of Tanah Datar, Agam and Lima Puluh Koto.


Salawat Dulang is generally performed by two people using a tray. This type of tray is normally used to serve food (rice and other dishes) during traditional ceremonies.


Salawat Dulang is performed at weddings and circumcisions. At certain times it can also be performed on the lawns or balconies of mosques. The lyrics contain praise for the prophet Muhammad and his disciples, and other lyrical themes.


Salawat Dulang can be carried out by two groups of performers simultaneously, with the groups responding to each other’s lyrics. The lyrics are delivered with a sense of humor, and the group that gets the most response from the audience becomes the winner.

Publisher: Lontar Foundation

Place of Publication: Jakarta

Publisher URL: http://www.lontar.org

Created: 1999

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