Monday, September 1, 2008

COLABORATION OF BATAK MUSIC AND VIOLIN

Martogi Sitohang when performs at Toba Dreams Cafe Jakarta 2008 (Photo: Charlie Sianipar)


Martogi Sitohang is one of few Batak young musicians who is trying to preserve and promote Batak music by putting together modern and other ethnic music instruments into his music. The other young Batak musician who also tries the same effort is Viky Sianipar. Martogi himself master in almost all traditional Batak music instruments as well as some modern ones such as saxophone. But to his fellow Batak musician, Martogi is called as mater of Batak sulim. Sulim is traditional Batak flute made of bamboo. One of his succesful album is titled "Seruling Sang Guru".



Martogi is one of few Bataks musician who is able to equip his natural talent with tertiery education in Music. He finished his musical education and obtain a degree from Ethnomusicological School of University of North Sumatera Medan.
One of his experiment was when collaborating with Indonesian leading violine player Henri Lamiri producing one album titled "Praise of the Little Shepperds".

Below is one of their best pieces, a Christian religious song titled "Nang Gumalunsang" (Despite the Storm) which is very popular among Batak Christians. If you want to enjoy the music please tune your computer speaker on. I have set it up as the background music of this blog for you to enjoy.


Nang Gumalunsang

Nang gumalunsang angka laut
Nang ro pe halisungsung i
Laho mangharomhon soluhi
Molo Tuhan parhata saut
Mandok hata Na ingkon saut
sai saut do i, sai saut doi, sai saut doi

Ndang be mabiar ahu disi
Mangalugahon solu hi
Ai Tuhanku do donganhi
Ai tung godang pe musu hi
Na mangaroro soluhi
sai dao doi sai dao doi sian lambunghi.

Hatop marlojong do soluhu tu labuan nasonang
Na so adong be dapot hasusaan i
Tudos tu si nang pardalananhi
Laho mandapothon surgo i

Ref.
Sipata naeng lonong do ahu
So halugaan galumbang i
Tudia na ma haporusanhi
Ingkon hutiop tongtong Jesus i
Ditogu-togu tanganki didalan na sai maol i
Diparungkilon hasusaan tu Jesus haporusanhi
Nang pe di dalan laho tu surgo di iring Jesus ahu di si.

Hatop marlojong do soluhu tu labuan nasonang
Na so adong be dapot hasusaan i
Tudos tu si nang pardalananhi
Laho mandapothon surgo i


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