Oral Tradition In Postmodern Age: A Study On The Existence Of Sansana Bandar Oral Tradition In Today’s Life Of The Dayak Ngaju Communities In Central Kalimantan
Sansana Bandar is a type of oral tradition of the Dayak Ngaju Central Kalimantan that can still be found today. As the name implies, sansana Bandar is a story about the life of a character named Bandar. Bandar is a man who is said to have good looks and intelligence beyond ordinary people. Sansana Bandar in the life of the Dayak Ngaju community does not only have an entertainment function like oral traditions in general. It also has a ritual function, namely as a medium for praying dreams. Various kinds of wishes and aspirations of the Dayak Ngaju community can be conveyed through the sansana Bandar event. Sansana Bandar is usually performed at night, spoken in the Dayak Ngaju language by a speaker called panyansana, without musical instrument accompaniment, and equipped with offering equipment. Today's Sansana Bandar is only maintained by a small part of the community. The lack of socialization of Bandar sansana in today's life and the insistence on global culture are two things that have caused the weak defense of Bandar sansana.