Sustainability Of Wayang Kulit And Main Puteri Cultural Performances Among The Malay Society In Eastern Peninsular Malaysia

Ramle, Abdullah and Wan Nor Jazmina, Wan Ariffin and Nor Izzati, Abdul Ghani (2016) Sustainability Of Wayang Kulit And Main Puteri Cultural Performances Among The Malay Society In Eastern Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 5 (3). pp. 76-80. ISSN 2289-1552

[img] Text
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (410kB)


Wayang Kulit and Main Puteri are among the Malay cultural performances that are still actively being performed in various parts of Malaysia. Although this performance is a part of Malay culture, this art form is also appreciated by the non-Malay society, especially those residing in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. According to Jabatan Kebudayaan Negeri Kelantan (the National Department of Culture and Arts, Kelantan) (2011), only two of the eleven registered groups of wayang kulit are still actively performing. A similar situation is happening with main puteri, where challenges are faced in sustaining interest in this traditional art form among the younger generation. Both individually and in groups, those involved in these art forms are striving to ensure that the traditional performances are preserved and do not become extinct due to modernity. Therefore this study focuses on the factors that influence how this art form is able to survive until today. The study was carried out on two wayang kulit groups named Kumpulan Sri Campuran and Kumpulan Suara Emas, and one main puteri group named Kumpulan Seni Warisan Melayu, all of which are still actively performing in Kelantan and Terengganu today. Interviews and participative observations were the two main techniques carried out to collect data used in this study. The study found that the existence of strong influences from popular culture affected how frequently this group gets to perform. However, there are several factors that continue to drive these groups to stay active in performing and preserving this traditional art form for the future generation, which will be discussed further in this paper. These include demand from society, government policies, government programs, the influential people who are also actively participating in these traditional performances and demand for them for medical and healing purposes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Main Puteri, Wayang Kulit, Sustainability, Culture, Performing Arts.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Rafidah M.Saaid
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 08:27
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 08:27

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item