Clekontong Mas gag preserves Balinese culture

Clekontong Mas gag preserves Balinese culture

The artists coalesced into the members of Bondres Clekontong Mas troupe are increasingly familiar among the people of Bali. Emergence of the artists seems to cure the longing for golden periods of Bali’s entertainment ever raised the two icons, namely Petruk and the late Dolar. They are always consistent in the path of this entertainment

The artists coalesced into the members of Bondres Clekontong Mas troupe are increasingly familiar among the people of Bali. Emergence of the artists seems to cure the longing for golden periods of Bali’s entertainment ever raised the two icons, namely Petruk and the late Dolar. They are always consistent in the path of this entertainment because of a strong impetus to help preserve Balinese culture.

This was submitted by one of the artists, Sengap, when making performance to entertain the public of Timbrah village, Karangasem, in a series of the aci usaba sumbu, Monday night (Aug. 1). The Clekontong Mas troupe consists of five artists. In addition to Sengap, there are also other personnel, such as Sokir, Tompel, Luh Kembung and Luh Cablek. They appear alternately at the meeting hall of the Timbrah customary youth drawing thousands of spectators from the afternoon.

Coordinator of the entertainment event, Made Sudarma, said that local customary village deliberately invited Sengap and friends to jazz up the aci usaba sumbu taking place this year for a full week. The entertainment was held due to the participation of the local youth giving a donation to finance the entertainment. “After getting tired with the customary routines, people need entertainment. We think Sengap and friends is the right troupe to be invited,” said Sudarma.

Their jokes were quite entertaining that could make the audience linger at the meeting hall until midnight. People quite missed the Balinese joking in combination with the dance and typical geguritan song of the arja operetta. After the popularity of drama gong faded in Bali, it is increasingly difficult to find an artist remaining consistent in the field of comedy. In the meantime, Sengap and friends still survive and rebuild the golden era of the Balinese comedy. “Let’s make devotional work together in preserving Balinese culture,” urged Sengap. (BTN/kmb)

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