Universitas Indonesia Conferences, 7th International Symposium of Journal Antropologi Indonesia

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Betawi Phenomenon Ondel-Ondel: The Future and Community of Jakarta are Changing
Syahrial Syahrial

Building: Soegondo Building
Room: 522
Date: 2019-07-25 08:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Last modified: 2019-06-21


Betawi is a cultural entity that lives in Indonesia. In the Betawi culture also applies acculturation which has been going on for hundreds of years to reach its present form. One of the results of acculturation is the existence of Ondel-ondel. Ondel-ondel as a large doll driven by humans occupies an important position in the life cycle events of the Betawi people. Likewise with an event organized by the Jakarta government, Ondel-ondel "always takes a role" because it always appears and becomes an icon. But in its development, this tradition experienced a situation that was "sad" seen from its original position to become a tool for singing a group of people passing by on the streets. The problem is, how can this tradition develop in this way? This is interesting to study from the aspect of inheritance that is associated with the dynamic change of Jakarta society. Thus, the factors that cause it will be seen.

Keywords: ondel-ondel, betawi, change, tradition, culture, acculturation.