TAHURI TRUMPET SHELLS TYPICAL OF INDONESIAN MALUKU

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Tahuri means the sense of music and communication tools of the coastal area is known for the reply of the Maluku islands. This instrument is made of shells and blown way blown. Perforated shells in the Middle, as a place of blowing the air with the sound of the monofon. Way to blow it in the same way to blow a trumpet

Trumpet shells is growing in the Moluccan community living in the coastal area. The arts known began to develop its own tahuri 1958 by combining a number of traditional musical instruments other Maluku. Music Tools traditional Moluccan community Tahuri played on custom events or ceremonies held at balai adat and while receiving guests.

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TAHURI – MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS TRADITIONAL MOLUCCAN FROM SHELLS

Shell used in the manufacture of Tahuri comes from various regions of Saumlaki in Maluku, like, Dobo, Aru Islands and the Banda. To make a musical instrument typical of the Moluccas this shells first washed to clean. After that, shell perforated by drill. To get a certain tone, depending from the big to the small holes made in the small and large clams are used. Little shells will produce high pitch or loud. While large shells will yield a lower pitch. Tone-tone on the instrument is then dicocokan with the help of other instruments such as the flute and pianika.

Because of the way play it fanned bak trumpet, art equipment commonly known as Maluku trumpet shells and others call it baileo. To make this creative instrument is quite easy and simple. First select the size of the mussels are cool, in this case the form of scallops with mini will produce high sound while the clams the size of jumbo would spawn a low tone.

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Mandatory shells after it is cleaned and drilled in order to produce holes for draining the air or as a blowing hole. The sound of the trumpet shells Tahuri is quite loud and sonoraus. Hear the buzz music typical of Maluku province is like listening to the song of nature is so melodious and sonorous. The shape of the shells are beautiful and very chic white if it is in the hands of the grift so that if played sure you would’ve been amazed by the beauty of the sound and shape of the shells.

THE FUNCTION OF TAHURI INSTRUMENT

At first the instrument Tahuri serves as a communication tool between the King and the citizen, between the King and the land staff. Trumpet shells is growing in the Moluccan community living in the coastal area. While it is a musical instrument played with a number of Tahuri traditional music other Maluku in the form of an orchestra made up of children and adolescents.

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First use of Tahuri has the purpose to call society or the head of customs in order to gather in a meeting hall or the local community might call ordinary baileo. Interestingly, the number of puffs Tahuri has its own meaning. Like, one time blowing Tahuri indicates residents who died. In addition to calling society, Tahuri also usually played to accompany some dances like one is dance cakalele. Usually Tahuri played with other instruments in the form of an orchestra made up of children and adolescents.

In addition Tahuri is one archaeological objects and used as cendramata or good souvenirs create local tourists and foreign tourists. Game music typical of Ambon is still done in various places in Ambon. One of them in the village of Hutumuri, the island of Ambon. Until recently, Tahuri also still is played in almost all traditional ceremony in Maluku. Hence for the people of the Moluccas, a traditional musical instrument has a sacred value. Besides Tahuri in Maluku, also known in some areas as in Biak, Papua, Indonesia.

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