UMM Sahur on The Road Collaborates with Bantengan Jabung Arts

Author : Humas | Thursday, March 28, 2024 14:34 WIB
Sahur On The Road UMM to Jabung Village (Photo: Lintang Humas).

An interesting event was once again held by the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) during Ramadan. This time, together with My Dormy Hostel UMM and the Republic Gubuk community, they held Sahur on The Road (SOTR) with the residents of Busu Hamlet, Slamparejo Village, Jabung, Malang on March 28, 2024. Interestingly, the activity initiated by UMM also involved touring the hamlet using Bantengan performances and gamelan to wake up the residents for suhoor.

Although this performance took place in the early hours, the members of the Bantengan Art Ki Mangku Jati team still performed it with enthusiasm. Muhammad Ainul Yakin, the coordinator, said that Bantengan is one of Malang's cultures and a form of collaboration. This is also their way of preserving culture and preventing the extinction of the Bantengan Art that has been passed down for generations.

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"We usually perform when there is a member's birthday, a celebration, or when invited by other villages. But we are always happy when we can showcase this Bantengan art," said Akin, his nickname.

Ramadan becomes a blessing for the Bantengan team because many events are held such as the Gebyak Bantengan held shortly before entering the fasting month. Including this SOTR event initiated by UMM and inviting them to collaborate. According to Akin, the residents and friends feel happy because UMM comes and invites cooperation. Moreover, UMM's visit is always awaited by the hamlet residents because of its enjoyable and interesting agenda.

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Fachrul Alamsyah, the president of the Republic Gubuk, also attended, explaining that Busu Hamlet has been conceptualized by them as a traditional village. For him, this hamlet is one of the places that must preserve its local wisdom. He hopes that the Republic Gubuk can establish a Gubuk Baca (reading hut) in Slamparejo Village. He is also very pleased because every Ramadan, the team from the White Campus always comes to Busu Hamlet.

"Usually UMM holds iftar events, now it's suhoor together and Alhamdulillah, the community is very happy. Previously, we have often collaborated with UMM. Starting from collaborating with student practicums, Community Service Program (KKN), and PMM, to Campus Teaching. Hopefully, this good relationship can continue," he said.

On the other hand, UMM team coordinator Hassanalwildan Ahmad Zain said that SOTR and iftar events are routinely held by the White Campus every week during Ramadan in several locations. Previously, they had visited the Colorful Village of Jodipan, had a gathering with friends with disabilities at Gerkatin Malang, and others. This is one way for UMM to share benefits and directly engage with the community.

He said that these activities are also an implementation of what UMM Rector Prof. Dr. Nazaruddin Malik, M.Sc., always emphasizes about social piety. Especially in the blessed month of Ramadan, when humans should be able to enter public spaces and spread benefits and goodness.(dev/wil/fajr)



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