Jabung Artists at UMM: Through Culture, We Became Rich

Author : Humas | Saturday, May 18, 2019 16:20 WIB
The mask carving artist is explaining how to make masks. (Photo: Rizki / PR)

The Founder of Gubuk Baca Lentera Negeri Fachrul Alamsyah devoted his concern to young people today who were more familiar with Super Hero figures from abroad than their native or local areas. "Therefore, the campus must be sources for the next generation to introduce it," explained Irul in front of students at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Friday (5/17).

He also explained that actually, culture can make someone very rich. Not about the matter, but being rich in ideas, imagination and inspiration. "Today, in Jabung there is a mask maestro named Mbah Suparjo whose work has patents or Intellectual Property Rights (HAKI)," he said at the cultural seminar and workshop that took place at the BAU Auditorium.

The workshop which raised the theme of being a "Culture-Based Entrepreneur", not only taught the process of making masks and key chains but the presenters also introduced the Jabung Typical Dance which was Mask Puppet Dance of Sari Mountain as an opening. This dance tells the story of a prince figure who comes from the kingdom of Kediri or Doho who was a powerful, noble and kind-hearted.

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"This is the first time for me to provide workshops in the academic community," said Fachrul Alamsyah, who was often called Irul along with a number of fellow Mask Carving Artists, Jabung District, Malang Regency. They taught the students to make masks made from Styrofoam and key chains of Resin or chemicals in the form of thick liquids such as glue.

"I am sure after this explanation, maybe there will be creative hands that will develop and continue to move the culture along with development and progress. Because building a culture-based entrepreneur, especially for students are not many," concluded Daroe Iswatiningsih as Head of UMM Cultural Institute when giving a speech. (Win)

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