Kuda Kepang


By Maf73

Yet another dance form that demonstrates the strong traditional influence inherent in Malaysian culture, the Kuda Kepang was first introduced here in the early 20th century when Javanese immigrants, who brought this unique dance, first arrived in the southern tip of the peninsula.

It is said that it was created by the Wali Songo or Nine Saints, who were instrumental in spreading the religion of Islam in the Indonesian island of Jawa; for the dance dramatises tales of holy wars won for Islam. However, it is also believed to have totemistic origins.

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