Learning And Performance Of Nusantara Music In East Nusa Tenggara During Covid- 19 Pandemic


  • Iswanto Iswanto Institut Agama Kristen Negeri (IAKN) Kupang, St. Tjoin Tuan, Kupang, Indonesia
  • Irfanda Rizki Harmono Sejati Universitas Negeri Semarang


Ethnomusicology, Ethopedagogic, Performance, Nusantara Music, Covid-19


Ethopedagogic and performance is part of Ethnomusicology. This theory explains performance as an inseparable part of community activities. The research locations are in several places in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. Those places are Sikka Regency, West Sumba, Rote, Timor and Alor. The results of the study as follows: learning and performance on ethnic music in East Nusa Tenggara will continue to be carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is because ethnic music is part of the ritual that must be carried out. Implementation in small groups consisting of 6-15 performers. Learning is passed down from generation to generation in the family areas. This can be seen in the manufacture Terren bass musical instruments in Sikka and Jungga in Sumba. In addition, the development of the rekoboko musical instrument in Amarasi is also a sign that musical creativity in ethnicity is still being carried out. The thing that cannot be carried out is performances in festivals that involve a large number of performers, such as the harvest ritual. The findings in this study are four areas of ethnic music (1) family; (2) rites; (3) small groups; (4) music festival. These four domains show the areas of learning and performance of ethnic music.