Semelai Folk Music


Semelai folk music is inherited from older generations but its music and songs have been slightly modified over the years. There are 2 types of instruments for this music, namely the rebana and the gongs (Gong Jantan dan Gong Betina).

This music is played in community halls during weddings, feasts, circumcision ceremonies and big gatherings for entertainment purposes. The music is accompanied by songs in the Semelai language.

Dances can be performed with certain conditions. The music is also used for medicinal purposes.