Tradisional Dance Japin / Zapin

Japin/ Zapin

Japin or Zapin is a friendship dance from Northern Sumatra, Riau the continent and archipelago Western, Southern and Eastern Borneo. Japin dance which grows in Batavianese is usually accompanied with Gambus Music and added with 3 “marwas”, a small drum with two surfaces. As a friendship dance, Japin werw only done for the entertainment of the performer. Main supporter of Japin are Batavianese who had the arabic descendant. But some student of Islamic school sometimes perform it with Rebana Ketimpring to kill time, Japin is usually done by male, in pair, with no spesific movement pattern. The most dominant movements are steps and rhyming move.