International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Anthropology Science | Indonesia | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022

Exploration of Non-Verbal Karo Folklore as Social-Cultural Development

Syahril [4] | Sihar Pandapotan | Hernawi Silalahi

Abstract: This study aims to find an effort to explore various non-verbal Karo folklore. The research method used is qualitative research with a holistic approach. The data is presented through descriptive folklore with observation, in-depth interview techniques. The research location is Karo Regency. Based on the research findings, there are efforts to explore Karo folklore, including: (1) the efforts of the local Tourism Office in building the Karo Arts Building with the aim that the Karo generation preserve traditional Karo arts and musical instruments; (2) there have been personal efforts from certain parties in developing non-verbal Karo folklores, namely: (a) the role of teachers in optimizing extracurricular Karo music and traditional instruments; (b) art activists reactivate various trainings in art studios so that the young generation of Karo loves to learn culture; (c) participating in efforts to promote cultural objects through participating in cultural endowment fund competitions; (d) holding traditional music festivals; and (f) registering various forms of Karo culture in the Intangible Cultural Heritage at the Aceh-North Sumatra Cultural Value Preservation Centre. The function of folklore for the Karo ethnic group is not only understood as a culture, but also becomes a self, communal identity, even national identity.

Keywords: Exploration, non-verbal folklore, Karo

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,

Pages: 458 - 464

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