Pesindhen, or sindhen is the designation for a woman who sang accompanying gamelan orchestra, generally as a singer only. A good singer should have a broad communication skills and good vocal skills and the ability to sing the song.
Singer is also often called sinden, derived from the word “pasindhian” which means that is rich or who singing song. Sinden also called waranggana or sinden “wara” means a person female sex, and “anggana” means alone. In ancient times waranggana or sinden are the only woman in the wayang stage or stage klenengan. Sinden is a woman who sings in accordance with the piece that served both in klenengan or wayang.
Sinden The term is also used to refer to the same thing in some areas such as Banyumas, Yogyakarta, Sundanese, East Java and other areas, which are associated with the wayang and klenengan. Sinden did not just appear solo (one person) in the performance but for now the puppet show can reach eight to ten people even more for the performances that are spectacular.
In ancient times the wayang, Sinden sitting behind the Dalang, exactly behind in front of the gender kendhang. Just as an individual usually the wife of the mastermind or one pengrawit in the performance. But over the times, especially in the era of Ki Narto Sabdho who perform a variety of development, Sinden transferred to the audience exactly where he is facing to the right of the puppet with the Dalang turned more than two people.
In this modern era Sinden get almost the same position with singer Mix artists, sinden even not only needed for proficient in presenting songs but also must keep up appearances, with a neatly dressed attractive. Sinden is not uncommon to be “pepasren” (trimmer) a puppet show stage. When Sinden young pretty ones who watch will be more at home in enjoying the puppet show.
The development of the current puppet Sinden even women are not only dominated but has appeared several people Sinden men who have a melodious voice like a woman, but in this Sinden still wear traditional Javanese clothes should pengrawit other men some time ago Sinden men is even become the trend of the Dalang to generate more value on his show.
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