It has been five years in a row Dg. Serang and his group were invited to Thailand to play Gandrang Gendang. "Bustling very welcoming people there, they want to see art Bugis-Makassar of Indonesia," said Dg. Serang, proud. "They prefer traditional rather than modern art," added Sirajuddin Dg. Pata, a member of the group Dg. Serang.
Gandrang Gendang is a genuine musical artistry Bugis-Makassar. The sound of gendang combined with a sound pui pui (a type of flute) and dance. The resulting rhythm vary, depending on the situation, there is a rhythm to greeting, farewell, hyper spirit, the opening event, and others.
Gendang is a percussion instrument. If beaten disposable hand is called mash; if beaten disposable stick (ba'bala ') called tunrung. Frame made of wood campaga reinforced with bond rattan; for rattan resources has diminished, its function is replaced by a plastic strap (tation). The reason the use of wood campaga the sound it produces good; campaga also resistant wood from rotting due to termites. The part that struck made of goat skin. The reason is the use of goat skin as thin so as to produce the sound bigger and louder.
Now, Gandrang Gendang still playing at weddings, rituals, and including festivals are often followed Dg. Serang and his group. Hope Dg. Serang and friends, good art can continue to Gandrang Gendang preserved and survive in the midst of the strong influence of modern art.
source: : http://hiburan.kompasiana.com/musik/2011/02/16/gandrang-gendang-kesenian-musik-asli-bugis-makassar/