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Copyright @ – Edi Muhammad Yunus Nasution, S. Sn, 2007

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National Library Data in-catalog Publishing

Edi Muhammad Yunus Nasution, S. Sn

Tulila: Muzik Bujukan Mandailing/Edi Muhammad Yunus Nasution

including index, bibliography: p. 123

ISBN 983-42834-1-5

1. Music – Mandailing – Tulila. I. Title.



Not much different with the presence of ethnic groups in Indonesia, the “alak” (people) of Mandailing that inhabit the coastal rural areas in the southwest coast of Sumatra island also has various kinds of traditional music culture. However, in this era of globalization largely has been in danger of extinction, including “tulila” (wind instrument, free-reed) that is normally used when the youth activities “markusip” (“date”) with the girls at night. Indeed, the situation is to encourage my interest to examine the “tulila” and “markusip” considering both the traditional cultural activities that have a role and the meaning is very important for the “Na Poso Na Uli Bulung” (among young man and women) in the past.

This book comes from my essay that can be maintained to achieve a degree in art (Ethnomusicology Studies Program) at the Faculty of Literature at the University of North Sumatra (USU) in Medan–Indonesia (1995), and is now a new opportunity to make a revision published purpose in the form of books. Accordingly, in this good opportunity I want to thank the untold to: friend, teacher and leader, especially Z Pangaduan Lubis was as “amang” (father). Thanks also to ethnomusicologist Erni Zulfan Rangkuti that have made the images in the form of sketch books, and is also a special thanks to Martin Hatch (Professor of Music and Asian Studies at the Department of Music, Cornell University, USA ), Anthropologist Dr. Yeoh Seng Guan (Monash University, Victoria, Australia), Abdur-Razzak Lubis and Khoo Salma Nasution (Areca Books Publisher, Penang, Malaysia), designer Cecilia Mak Lai Ling (Phonix Printers Sdn Bhd, Penang, Malaysia), and other parties that I can not mention one by one, who has been with the sincere help publishing this book well in the moral and material. In addition allow me to say “mauliate godang” for Mandailing community, especially the informants are domiciled in Medan and “Tano Rura Mandailing”.


The contents of this book form the description of the relationship “tulila” (as the instrument and sounds of music) with elements of other cultures Mandailing. This holistic approach was to get the whole picture and clear about the position and function of “tulila” in life social-cultural Mandailing people. The learn to realize that traditional music in terms of usage and function for the community owner is important. However, besides the need to also learn about what and how the concept of “sound of music”, according to the perceptions of communities to find their own rule and the essential values of traditional music that is.

Finally, I wish that the book is expected to still have many shortcomings is useful for readers, Amen.

Cileungsi, July 1, 2006  

Edi Nasution


2 Responses to “my book”

  1. 1 iswandi lubis
    Juni 12, 2012 pukul 10:33 pm

    bagus. budaya mandailing butuh publikasi yang lebih luas dan penelitian mendalam agar dapat ‘ me-mandailing-kan ‘ orang mandiling,terlebih lebih xang berada di rantau.

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