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

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Marzam .

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.
Keywords: Basirompak, belief, magical ritual, culture, and revenge

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., Marzam. BASIROMPAK: MANIFESTASI DENDAM MASYARAKAT TAEH BARUAH, PAYAKUMBUH, SUMATERA BARAT (Basirompak: The Revenge Manifestation of Minangkabau Community of Taeh Baruah, Payakumbuh, West Sumatera). JATI - JOURNAL OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES, [S.l.], v. 13, p. 205-220, sep. 2017. ISSN 2600-8653. Available at: <https://jati.um.edu.my/article/view/6212>. Date accessed: 22 may 2019.
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