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KAKAWIHAN BARUDAK SUNDA: SUNDANESE CHILDREN'S SONGS OF WEST JAVA

Ridwan, Indra (2011) KAKAWIHAN BARUDAK SUNDA: SUNDANESE CHILDREN'S SONGS OF WEST JAVA. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh.

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    Abstract

    This thesis explores the musical characteristics of Sundanese children's songs (kakawihan barudak Sunda) and interprets the meanings embedded in these songs. Kakawihan barudak Sunda are sung throughout the province of West Java. Kakawihan barudak Sunda refer to: (1) a repertoire of songs, and (2) the social context of singing these songs. The lyrics of kakawihan barudak Sunda contain deep meanings and reflect particular Sundanese historical, social, and cultural/religious values. Kakawihan barudak Sunda are disseminated orally from one generation to the next. Sundanese people believe that these songs have existed for hundreds of years. In the 1950s, the context of performance of kakawihan barudak Sunda shifted from village contexts to entertainment, music competitions, and festivals. This thesis presents a musical and lyrical/textual analysis of five songs and contributes to English-language scholarship about Sundanese music and culture. This thesis also provides written materials for teaching Sundanese language and cultural values, particularly for elementary school students in West Java, Indonesia.


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    Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
    Creators/Authors:
    CreatorsEmailORCID
    Ridwan, Indrainr5@pitt.edu
    ETD Committee:
    ETD Committee TypeCommittee MemberEmailORCID
    Committee ChairWeintraub, Andrewanwein@pitt.edu
    Committee MemberHelbig, Adrianaanh59@pitt.edu
    Committee MemberYung, Bellbyun@pitt.edu
    Title: KAKAWIHAN BARUDAK SUNDA: SUNDANESE CHILDREN'S SONGS OF WEST JAVA
    Status: Unpublished
    Abstract: This thesis explores the musical characteristics of Sundanese children's songs (kakawihan barudak Sunda) and interprets the meanings embedded in these songs. Kakawihan barudak Sunda are sung throughout the province of West Java. Kakawihan barudak Sunda refer to: (1) a repertoire of songs, and (2) the social context of singing these songs. The lyrics of kakawihan barudak Sunda contain deep meanings and reflect particular Sundanese historical, social, and cultural/religious values. Kakawihan barudak Sunda are disseminated orally from one generation to the next. Sundanese people believe that these songs have existed for hundreds of years. In the 1950s, the context of performance of kakawihan barudak Sunda shifted from village contexts to entertainment, music competitions, and festivals. This thesis presents a musical and lyrical/textual analysis of five songs and contributes to English-language scholarship about Sundanese music and culture. This thesis also provides written materials for teaching Sundanese language and cultural values, particularly for elementary school students in West Java, Indonesia.
    Date: 27 January 2011
    Date Type: Completion
    Defense Date: 14 April 2010
    Approval Date: 27 January 2011
    Submission Date: 23 November 2010
    Access Restriction: 5 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 5 years.
    Patent pending: No
    Institution: University of Pittsburgh
    Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
    Refereed: Yes
    Degree: MA - Master of Arts
    URN: etd-11232010-195536
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Lembur; Urang
    Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Music
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 15:06
    Last Modified: 14 May 2012 14:18
    Other ID: http://etd.library.pitt.edu/ETD/available/etd-11232010-195536/, etd-11232010-195536

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