One of the uniqueness of these tribes is the existence of folk songs that are intended for themselves.
As well as West Papua Songs which have many meanings in them and continue to be enlivened until this day.
The Meaning of Folk Songs
Regional songs are songs that originate from a specific region with the intention of drawing inspiration from that region’s culture and customs.
The language employed in the song is local, and it has a meaning, a message for the neighborhood, and information about the neighborhood’s mood and situation.
Regional song is a song or piece of music that originates from a certain location and gains popularity among both locals and outsiders. In general, the author / author does not now know who composed this folk tune.
Similar to the national anthem, the regional anthem is written as an anthem of a particular region and has a limited status.
Typically, the lyrics of regional songs are written in the language of that region, like in the case of Sajojo from West Papua Songs.
West Papua Songs
As you already know, every region in Indonesia has its own folk song to enrich Indonesian culture. Accompanied by traditional musical instruments, this song will seem more lively and original.
It is the same with Papua, which still maintains the existence of its folk songs to their children and grandchildren.
Diru Diru Nina
The phrase “Diru Diru Nina” refers to a song in which the local populace prays to be resilient and able to deal with difficulties.
Papua itself is known as an area that still upholds the values of its ancestors, so everything is still traditional. In fact, they mostly depend on the forest for their living.
With this West Papua Songs, the people of West Papua hope that it will be eased from difficulties to get their needs.
No wonder the lyrics sometimes have the meaning of a prayer being said to the Lord of the world so that they can move smoothly.
In the song Sajojo, a lovely villager is described as being adored by both her parents and the local men. Men want the woman to be able to stroll with them.
The Sajojo dance is also accompanied by the Sajojo music. In Papua, this dance is particularly well-known.
Sajojo tells the story of a girl who became a village flower in West Papua in ancient times. tells how his parents love this girl.
To express this expression, this song was made which is now accompanied by the Sajojo dance.
E Mambo Simbo
A father and son named Mambo who had been lost in the wilderness for a considerable amount of time are met with joy in E Mambo Simbo’s story.
The happiness of the Papuan villagers upon Mambo’s return is symbolized by this song. West Papua itself has many forests which are used as their source of life.
Papuan people look for food, live, and many other are done in the forest. When he was looking for food, it turned out that Mambo was lost and did not know the way out of the forest.
After a long time, mambo is back and the happiness of all people in West Papua is described in this song.
This folk song is certainly very important for the people of the region to signify their culture. These songs are widely known by Indonesian people in various regions.
Moreover, the West Papua songs named Sajojo is very well known to this day.