Minggu, 15 Februari 2015

Bharata Natyam, Dances Sacred Ancestor India

Bharata Natyam, Dances Sacred Ancestor India

Bharata Natyam dance is a dance that is most popular in India. Bharata Natyam has been passed down for centuries by nattuwanars or commonly called as teachers and devadasis or temple dancers.

This dance is considered as a kind of sacred dance in the temple that was handed down from generation to generation in the Indian tradition.

Originally, this type of dance used in traditional Indian dance after training for seven years under the direction of senior temple dancer (nattuwanars) is Chainnaiah, Ponnaiah, Vadivelu and Shivanandam.

Now four talented temple dancers known as the figures Bharata Natyam dance this building, has a title or a call "Kuarted Tanjore".

After the passage of time, Bharata Natyam back revived by beberapan activist and dancer like Rukmini Devi and E. Krishna Iyer.

Rukmini Devi start dance institutions "Kalakshetra" in 1936. Since then it happened reform movement that made a lot of universities in India that offer degrees Bharata Natyam and graduates will receive honorary degrees and international recognition.

Currently, there are few people who controlled Bharat Natyam in the whole of India, both women and men. And most students choose classes classical dance Bharata Natyam as a profession. Because other than Bharata Natyam pupuler they assume is their compulsory dance master.

Bharata Natyam music based on classical Carnatic music. The main musical instrument in Bharata Natyam is 'Mridangam'. By using a pair of cymbals and sometimes also use Veena, Violin, or Flute Ghatam.

In terms of costumes, they create a costume that can make the dancers look very pretty and graceful, which consists of 'Paijama' or 'dhoti' and the jacket of 'Kanchipuram silk' and 'Banaras silk'. The women also wear 'choli' or a tight corset with the same color.


Sabtu, 14 Februari 2015

Traditional Dance Mexico

Traditional Dance Mexico

Mexico is a big country rich in tradition and culture. The country consists of 31 states that each have customs and folklore of its own that is combined with a strong history that gave birth to a unique artistic expression. Dance, in particular, play an important role in the culture and history of Mexico. Some public schools Mexico incorporate ethnic dances as part of the curriculum and local groups perform specific regional dances with elaborate costumes.

History of dance in Mexico can be traced to the Aztecs and the Maya civilization that perform various traditional rituals with dance. Then, in the early fifteenth century, Europeans brought their dance style and introducing a form of dance such as waltzes and polkas to the local community.

Jarabe Tapatia dance, also known as the Mexican Hat Dance, regarded as the national dance of Mexico. This honor is given to the dance after the famous Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, fall in love with this dance choreography and add it into his repertoire. The dance movements reflect the love story of a man who tried to win the heart of the woman he loves.

While the dance La Bamba comes from the eastern city of Veracruz. Traditional songs played on the harp and dancers dressed in white. Women decorate their costume jewelry, sometimes along with a black apron, and carrying a fan. They pinned the flower on the left ear if they are married, and in the right ear if unmarried. Men wearing traditional guayabera shirt is white with accents of red belt and scarf. The pair often adds a special dance moves, which binds men into a bow belt with their feet.

Dance in the Nuevo Leon featuring choreography that a lot of outside influences. Locals adopt European-style polka and waltz, but they also added a revolutionary spirit in the historical closeness with the United States. The result is a dance mix of fiery with shouts and pounding aggressive and brightly colored costumes.

Dance performed in a popular sandy beach in the tourist state of Guerrero has a distinct impression. Dance iguana who have a strong and smooth motion refers to one of the region's famous reptiles. Yaqui people of Sonora also respect the local animals and their essential food, deer. Dancers move and jump like a deer in the dance which is believed to bring good luck in hunting.


Jumat, 13 Februari 2015

Tugs spirit in Irish Traditional Music

Tugs spirit in Irish Traditional Music

Whether custom or indeed the brain that regulate in order to be so, from the first, when the brain or physical tasks, I will be more focused when she heard the instrumental music. And of the many types of instrumental music, the kind that I like is the traditional folk music of Celtic Ireland. For those of you who are happy with The Corrs or Sherlock Holmes, may not be familiar with this kind of music. Strains flute, friction fidle, accordion sound, and pounding-pounding Bodhran-tool that looks like a tambourine music seems to be the spirit of a second when the eyes or muscles are too tired to work. Seriously.

Ireland itself was known as a country that loves music. Music is considered very important in the country, it can be seen from the myths that exist, for example, the myth of Zeus owned Dagda Celtic harp that can lull even kill those who hear it. Each has a king who ruled poet and harp players themselves, all assigned royal poet makes poetry praise for the prince, and the royal family. However, this practice came to an end when Normadia land of Ireland, it is also remembered as the beginning of the fall of the King of Ireland.

In the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, in 1603, reputedly poetry and playing musical instruments, especially the harp was banned in Ireland. Even if there is an artist or poet who finds music or create a song, they will immediately hanged and instruments they will be destroyed. So at that time, the music seemed to die in Ireland. Fortunately the ban only running only a year because in 1604, after Elizabeth died in mid-year, in March 1603 pardon has been paid to the poet and harper were arrested.

Events ban this music does not seem to affect the development of Irish music, because until now, not just traditional music, some musicians and bands Ireland became the magnetic effect on the world of music civilization, call it John Field, The Cranbarries, Thin Lizzy, U2, and Gery Moore.

Well, just to add to our knowledge, here I enclose some of the instruments used Irish Folk music.


Type of wind instrument made of wood, was first discovered in the Swabian Alb, Germany. Flute into a traditional musical instrument which indicates the development of the modern tradition in Europe.


Having five or six strings like a guitar, it's just that Banjo has a round shape to the body. Banjo was created by Africans enslaved -on the colonial rule in America.

Uilleann pipes

Found before the 19th century, Uilleann Pipes or union pipes is one of the instruments that the central feature of Irish folk. The form consists of a bag which functioned as an air reservoir and pipe where the sound will be generated.