Randai as Cultural Identity Formation in Minangkabau
Hendri Jihadul Barkah

Hendri Jihadul Barkah*, Assistant Dean II Institute Seni Indonesia.
Manuscript received on May 21, 2021. | Revised Manuscript received on June 15, 2021. | Manuscript published on June 30, 2021. | PP: 12-16 | Volume-5 Issue-10, June 2021. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijmh.I1324055921 | DOI: 10.35940/ijmh.I1324.0651021
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Abstract: The present study is initiated on the phenomenon that people in minang lose such cultural identity. Indeed, the portion of local cultures gradually begins to shift and they are switched into a single culture which is commonly known as “National Culture”. On the one hand, the creation of a national cultural identity originates only from a “small part” of regional culture. This has led to cultural stunting in Indonesia. The approach used within the study is cultural study. The cultural study is one of the methods used to understand humans. This study explains conflicts of interest that happened between groups and tribes where they are bond through an understanding of cultural differences. Local culture as a basis values in the life of its people is a factor that must be respected by the government. Society must have the freedom to create their regional identity as a view and guide of their living. Local cultures should not be used as a display and preserved as if they were mere ancient items. On the other hand, local culture must have its own space to be owned by the community.
Keywords: Culture, Identity, Minangkabau, Randai.