Tari Saman


Can be found all around Aceh Province, originally from Gayo Lues District.

Tari Saman or Saman Dance is recognized as a world cultural heritage objects UNESCO.

Saman DanceĀ  was developed by Sheikh Saman. He developed this dance, after looking at some old habits Gayo people. This dance is used as medium of messenger (da’wah), resulting in some movement of his verse and there are symbols-symbols of Islam. Tari Saman also be interpreted as a symbol of struggle and heroism. In general, this dance is played by a dozen men, and usually in odd number.

Source: Local Government of Gayo Lues, and Tourism and Culture Agency of Aceh Province

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