Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sumazau Dance Video

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The sound of Gong and Tagung in this video always remind me how passionate Sumazau dance is. You will be in some kind of new world when the music start and the dancers start performing.This Sumazau Dance video recorded when I am visiting Monsopiad cultural village in Penampang, Sabah. Sumazau is consider Sabah number one cultural dance and you can see this dance in almost all state occasion. Hahahahaha.... Don't asked me to dance for you because I really cannot dance. Especially when everyone is watching.


Sumazau is a Kadazan-Dusun dance. Its normally performs during Kaamatan festival or any gathering. This ritual dance also performs for different functions such as thanksgiving for bountiful paddy planting and harvesting, prayer against evil spirits, honouring the spirits as well as to cure illness. The dance involve hand movement that look like a flying bird. The dancers (male and female) will face each other and moving their feet according to music with small movement. Their hands are spread up and down like flying birds. The feet movement of male and female are different.
If you come to Sabah, don't forget to watch any cultural performance or at least try Sumazau dancing. You will never forget the music and the dance step after trying. Just remember to visit some of the cultural village such as Mari-Mari cultural village in Kionsom Inanam or at this Monsopiad cultural Village in Penampang. Both of this place is just few minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu. You can also watch this dance during Kaamatan festival. Some of the restaurant like Kampung Nelayan Village in Luyang also show this dance for free and they always invited guest to dance with them.

Any of you try this dance before?

Chayo-chayo....


32 comments:

Just said...

Auww.. I miss sumazau!!

khairolghani said...

teringat masa pakaian beragam adik kat tadika..macam2 baju ada..yg pakai baju macam ni pun ada..siap joget lagi..hehe

Jamie said...

I tried ballet once, and dancing in a circle with my dance class in college, but never on stage. I think I studied this dance in "Dance Appreciation: The History of Dance" a few years ago, though! It is a beautiful, whimsical dance!

denaihati said...

memang best tengok tarian ni ..really classical. Teringat dulu ada teman U dari Sabah yg pasti akan buat show tarian ni bila ada acara.

Zezebel said...

Just.
you can dance Sumazau?

Zezebel said...

khairolghani.
Bagus tu. memperkenalkan budaya kepada budak-budak.

Zezebel said...

Jamie.
Good to know that. I think this dance had been around long enough to be in dance study.

Zezebel said...

denaihati.
Nampak jak simple tapi kalau tak tahu kena gelak juga salah step karang. Tapi ramai budak kadazan dusun yang kena belajar ni dari kecik.

akubiomed said...

Alahai masa kerja kat Kota Kinabalu tak sempat nak nengok budaya sana kerana orang rumah minta tukar Semenanjung <---Home sick. Saya bekerja di QEH dan tinggal di Kepayan Ridge

Zezebel said...

Alahai kesiannya si akubiomed.
Hehehehehe.... mesti salah satu sebab pasal makanan berbeza kan?

lina said...

I want to learn to dance the Sumazau. Can you teach me, Zezebel? :D

etomyam said...

kalau dapat tengok live lagi syok ni :D

Donha said...

diorang ni cantek2 tak? muda2? selalu yang bersekolah ke dah umur 20 lebih? haha

donny said...

i love sumazau dulu2..skrg su-modop jak karaja..haha

Zikri Husaini said...

wah mahu berlatih juga... sapa boleh ajar??

Jolly Princess said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing and giving us the details about the dance. Beautiful cultural dance! :)

en_me said...

nak tengok akak zezebel dance bahh.. volleee

Zezebel said...

Hahahaha lina.
Cannot help you. I also don't know how to dance Sumazau.

Zezebel said...

etomyam.
memang mengasyikkan.

Zezebel said...

Donha.
Pergi la datang Sabah tengok sendiri.

Zezebel said...

Donny.
Nanti ko kena suruh tu menari sumazau sana penang.., baru ko tau.

Zezebel said...

Zikri.
mau belajar datang sabah lar.

Zezebel said...

Thank you Jolly Princess.

Zezebel said...

en_me.
kena tunggu lar. Hehehehehe....

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Zezebel, Wow! I love this. Very pleasant and love the music and gongs....
I've only seen once or twice harvest festival dances...not this kind.
The SYTs look lovely too in their traditional outfits.
Glad you show these as at least we get enlightened.
Have a great week, Lee.

Sumandak Kinabalu said...

I enjoy watching the dance but kalau kena suruh liat sikit. Its not easy you know...
But kena belajar juga. It is part of the tradition, malu juga kalau anak Dusun tidak pendai menari :)

Zezebel said...

Uncle Lee.
You never see Sumazau dance? Its like a must have dance for Sabah Kaamatan.

Zezebel said...

Mandak.
Hehehehe.... You make it sound like I also need to learn this dance. Ouch....
Maybe you can teach me one day.

suri said...

terasa saya nak menarilah pula ..tariak yang cukup menarik..

suri said...

zik pastikan tangan kamu mudah di lembutkan dahulu heeee..

Mama Murai said...

Great, i'll considering or at least put Mari-Mari cultural village in Kionsom Inanam as my next travel destination, and really... i hope you'll be my guess too Z. Oh Z, have you learn how to dance sumazau? Hehe~

Girlie said...

i wish I can do that someday

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