The Festival of Kromong Mountain as a Glorification of the Value of the Natural, Social, Economic, and Cultural Arts in Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia

Authors : Jaeni

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 12 - December

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DOI : 10.38124/IJISRT19DEC182

The Mountain Kromong Festival was conceived by researchers as an annual activity aimed at communicating art in realizing cultural engineering in a society that was contaminated with industrial culture. This festival is held right in the Gempol District of Cirebon , West Java, Indonesia to reassemble the cultural traditions of the mountain/huma community, which so far have covered the lives of industrial communities. Maintaining this form of festival is tantamount to maintaining value, so the value of the Mountain Kromong festival is always directed at the value of environmental glorification, both natural, social, economic, and cultural arts. The method used by researchers through participatory research stages, focus group discussions, revitalizing cultural arts, packaging festivals, and festival performances. The results of a series of research work on the Cirebon mountain kromong festival became a model of a mountain festival different from other mountain-themed festivals. The cultural closeness of all Mount Kromong festival materials is sourced from the local community, both artistic and aesthetic related matters. The entire series of festivals that have been running for two years, resulting in a cultural movement that is contained in Mountain Kromon performing art. Mountain Festival kromong increasingly in development right in the economic empowerment through the development of arts and culture-based tourism.

Keywords : Mountain Kromong Festival, Communication Performing Arts , Arts and Culture , Tourism, Environment.


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