Dondang Sayang

Dondang Sayang

Dondang Sayang, literally meaning ‘love ballad”, is a presentation accompanied by traditional and modern musical instruments.

Dondang Sayang is believed to have originated from Malacca in the 15th century during the Malaccan Sultanate era.  The songs inDondang Sayang are in the form of poetry (pantun).  The skills and capability of the singers ( a male and a female) in exchanging extemporaneous pantun in a lighthearted and sometimes humorous style attract the interest of the audience.

English

Dondang Sayang

Dondang Sayang merupakan nyanyian perantaraan, di mana persembahannya diiringi oleh permainan alat-alat muzik Melayu asli dan moden. Dondang Sayang dipercayai muncul di Melaka pada zaman Kesultanan Melayu Melaka pada kurun ke 15 Masihi. Perkataan nyanyi dalam lagu Dondang Sayang adalah bermaksud pantun.

Malay