BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Choir group, Lingkung Seni Mahasiswa (Paralisma) Universitas Pasundan under the guidance of Unpas Vice Rector III Dr. H. Deden Ramdan, M.Si successfully managed to win a silver medal at the 2022 Bandung Choral Festival competition.
This prestigious competition entitled ‘Sing Against Drugs’ was organized by the Indonesian National Narcotics Agency (Badan Narkotika Nasional RI, BNN) supported by Bandung Choral Society, on 28-31 March 2022.
The competition was held for winning the Cup of Head of BNN, Komjen Petrus R. Golose. The judges for 2022 BCF are experienced figures in choir, namely Catharina Leimena, Ayip Priatna, Arvin Zeinullah, Hwang Hwa Sook and Daud Kosasih.
In the category of Folk Song, Paralisma beautifully performed and sang the folk songs Bubuy Bulan (West Java) and Don Dap Dape (Bali). Both were arranged by Nicholas Rio, a composer, arranger and accompanist from Bandung.
General Chairman of Unpas LISMA, Dimas Reza Primusalim explained that according to the meaning of original song, Bubuy Bulan is intented to deliver the longing to distant relatives. Meanwhile, Don Dap Dape describes they joy of teenagers.
“We want to introduce West Java traditional songsto the Indonesian people considering that this competition has good values. The song Don Dap Dape was also performed well by the soloist Putri Amba, a member of the 38th-generation of LISMA,” he said, on Monday, 4 April 2022.
Paralisma competed with 25 other teams in the Folk Song category. With optimal performance, Paralisma confirmed itself as a silver medal winner and got a final score of 79.5.
“We joined this category [Folk Song] by carrying out our mission: to re-promote how beautiful the folk songs are. Especially, seeing the fact that the number of folk song fans is decreasing as time goes by,” he added.
There are 25 members of Paralisma who competed in the 2022 BCF. With the support and guidance from the trainer, Paralisma only required about 1.5 months of preparation.
The training preparation method was started with interpreting partiture containing intonation and rhythm, learning the structure of song parts (main melody, texture, musical form), analysing musical elements (dynamics, phrases, articulations, tempo), as well as training on the sound of consonants and breathing.
“Paralisma trainer, Galang Yusuf also prepared the choreography to make a much livelier atmosphere,” he said.
Each year, Paralisma has always shown a positive trend in showing some advances. It was always proved by the achievement it got in each choir competition. These achievements triggers Paralisma to provide more of its best and makes Unpas proud.
“I, as the General Head of LISMA is very thankful, because this achievement has successfully made Paralisma triggered to get another achievement and make the other 4 units to keep up the good work and creation,” she said.
Later, Paralisma is going to do a comparative study along with the other national-level choir group, even more: to the international level, for sharing and exchanging experience and knowledge. Unpas Vice Rector III said that the university will always support Paralisma to build and improve itself.
“We will support them even when they compete internationally,” he said as closing statement. (Reta)*