Property Arts ethnic music not only in Indonesia is dominated by ethnic Java and Bali only. Dayak tribe in Borneo (Kalimantan Island) have art and culture that are still developing and the more up to now.
When viewed from the musical instrument used, Dayak ethnic music can not be separated from the means of Gamelan music. Only a few changes in the rhythm and sound.If in Javanese Gamelan, Gong sound is more smooth and has a regular rhythm.While Dayak Gong have a more sound hard, dry and loud.Because,Dayak Gong have a body that is thin compared to the Javanese Gong have a body more thicky.So that why Dayak Gong produce a loud sound and "feel of freedom".
And the Dayak Dance is not so divicult than java dance. Java Dancing feels so soft with the feel like the past in kingdome era.But not with the Dayak Dancing .That feels, Dayak dance as if we are to bring in jungle.Feel so close with the nature.
What if the voice sounded the Sampe'/ Sape'.The atmosphere felt the forest interior. Sampe '/ Sape' is a traditional Dayak guitar with 3-4 strings. And the '/ Sape' this is that makes Dayak tribe music art have a differences from the other tribe in Indonesia.
If you traveling to Borneo / Kalimantan Island, especially Pontianak city -West Borneo. You can pay a visit to Taman Budaya Pontianak/Pontianak Art Garden. You can go to Ahmad Yani street to get a information or see the Dayaks dance and music in a live performance. Usually this is performed at the Pontianak Art Garden,art and culture displayed often.
Not only are pure Dayak dance performanced.But that you can also see the mixing of contemporary dance art and culture Dayak, Malay, Java and China works of the local artists.Insted visited Taman Budaya Pontianak, you can also pay a visit to the Museum Building Pontianak. Because of the location adjacent to Taman Budaya Pontianak/Pontianak Art Garden.