Tarling is a typical art of the northeast coastal region of West Java (Indramayu-Cirebon and surrounding areas). This art form is essentially a musical performance, but accompanied by a short drama. The name "Tarling" is taken from the abbreviation of two dominant musical instrument: guitar akuistik and flute. Besides these two instruments, there are also a number of percussion, saron, kempul, and gongs.
Tarling early development is unclear. However, in the 1950's similar music was broadcast by RRI Tarling Cirebon in "Rhythm City Shrimp", and make it popular. In the 1960's this show was called "Tarling" and began to enter the elements of drama.
Since the widespread popularity of dangdut in the 1980's, art Tarling urgency. This forces the artists Tarling dangdut incorporate elements in their performances, and the results of this mixing-dubbed Tarling dangdut (or tarlingdut). Furthermore, due to the demands of its customers own, Tarling songs mixed with electronic music devices to form a single organ groups Tarling organs. At this time, Tarling has been very rarely performed and is no longer popular. Tarling dangdut dangdut more accurately described Cirebon.
History Cirebonan Tarling
For people who live in the north coast (coast), especially Indramayu district and Cirebon regency, Tarling art are familiar. Strains of the sound produced by musical instruments guitar and flute, as capable of eliminating the heavy burden of life that press. Lyrics of the song and the story told in it, is also capable of providing a moral message that enlighten and entertain.
Although it has been so entrenched in people's lives, not many people know how the origins of the creation of Tarling. Also, do not also known from where the real art was born Tarling.
But certainly, Tarling is an art born of the people of coast, and not the art of the 'palace centric'. Therefore, Tarling continues to grow in accordance with the times, and not tied to a particular rhythm and order, as art that was born in the middle of 'palace'.
H Abdul Adjib, Pioneer Art Tarling
Traditional ARTS Tarling (guitar flute) is identical to Cirebon. However, it could also be said Tarling identical with H Abdul Adjib (58). He is an artist who raised prestige Tarling to be popular as now.
In the hands of Abdul Adjib, Tarling is no longer merely the art of music which relies on guitar and flute instrument, but since 1964 into the performing arts that have a tremendous allure. Various levels of society always missed the presence of Tarling at weddings, circumcisions, new shower house, party rice harvest until the appointment of village heads.
Popularity Tarling and also encourage the emergence of groups Tarling since the mid-1970s to the present with a variety of improvisation, such as Tarling dangdut, Tarling jaipong and so forth. However, among the various groups that emerged Tarling, the "Son Sangkala" leader Abdul Adjib still top ranked. Order stage never stops all year long, even to the request can not be done impromptu stage but should be a message and lining up around seven to eight months earlier.
Tarling songs even though never stops flowing from the hands of Abdul Adjib. More than 300 songs Tarling has been created, including the very popular, new bride, indent driver, barber, City of Cirebon and a number of other songs that were recorded on LPs, cassettes to CDs. "However, I do not enjoy the benefits of royalties from the popularity of the songs because everything is sold off," complained Adjib.
Despite not enjoying the benefits of royalties, but in fact the name of Abdul Adjib deeply embedded in the community of West Java, especially those living around the northern coast of Java (coast). Abdul Adjib appearance and his group are now called "Son of Sound" has a remarkable charm, so the audience can stare at the front of the stage throughout the night until early morning, especially if the show plays-plays that are very popular, like Baridin and Martabakrun.
Outside play, Abdul Adjib recognized many parties have the privilege of voice, improvisation stage and make wangsalan (sort of rhymes) to the accompaniment of music Tarling. Whatever Adjib seen on stage, can be directly made wangsalan dazzling audiences ranging from teens to grandmothers old girl.