Gamelan Sakati

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Gamelan sakati sekaten have a background or a long history. Gamelan is in character played is a ritual that is not arbitrary, used only on a specific event only. The emergence of the gamelan is closely related to the early spread of Islam by the trustees in the land of Java at the time of the kingdom of Demak and Cirebon Bintara the 15th century. Gamelan is played strictly on the page belong to the kingdom of the Great Mosque which aims to entice residents to embrace Islam, as a new religion which is considered good Iebih.
Gamelan Sakati now contained in the palace Kasepuhan and Kanoman in Cirebon, Kraton Surakarta and Yogyakarta Palace. All of them claimed that the gamelan sakati as his own palace from Demak. In the subsequent reign of the kings of gamelan is then made their partners, so that each has two devices.
Gamelan sakati in the palace of Cirebon Kanoman Kasepuhan and traditionally believed to come from Demak NCO in 1495 as a wedding gift Mas Queen Lives (daughter of Raden Patah, the king of Demak) with Prince Bratakelana (Sunan Gunung Jati's son from his wife Syarifah Baghdad). In the palace Kasepuhan, gamelan sakati of whom played on the feast day ledul Adhha months Hajj (Dhul-Hijjah) in Sri Manganti building when the sultan with relatives towards the Grand Mosque for prayers Ciptarasa `led. While in the palace Kanoman sakati gamelan played in Mulud (Rabiul Awal) in a ritual ceremony Muludan (Long amulets).
Waditra contained in sakati Cirebon gamelan is: bonang, saron, drum, cekebres, goong, kemanak, and kebluk. Penclon bonang put a row in a two rack. Rack sometimes placed lengthwise or connect between the two, but sometimes placed side by side, so nayaga (musicians) are seated facing each other. The songs in the tradition of gamelan sakati created by Sunan Kalijaga.
Location: Palace Kasepuhan and Kanoman Cirebon
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