Urgent Safeguarding List 2011
EN: The Saman players sit on their heels or kneel, clap their hands, chests and knees, while singing verses responsively following the leader or Penangkat.
Other: Saman duduk tepuk tangan/dada, berpakaian Saman (foto terbagus) sambil bersyair
EN: Alternate players rise to kneel while holding hands, while the others bow to the ground. The moves symbolize nature and daily life of Gayo people.
EN: Villages invite each other for Saman competitions, which build friendly and fraternal relationships between them.
Other: Pertandingan Saman dengan gadis berpakaian adat di belakang
EN: Saman is often part of the festivities at marriages, circumscissions, and other celebrations.
Other: Pertandingan Saman, penari tidak berpakaian adat
EN: Saman is a game of Gayo village children. Small boys play Saman on the back of a buffaloe, after bathing in the river.
Other: Anak-anak Saman di atas kerbau
EN: Small boys would learn and play Saman from their friends under the Mersah or boys dormitory. Such informal transmission is unfortunately decreasing.
Other: Anak-anak Saman di Mersah
EN: Many schools have Saman groups made up of boys who have learned in their villages, as there are no Saman lessons at school. They perform only on special occasions. (Pondok Modern Shallahudin Religious School, Gayo Lues)
Other: Saman di pesantren
EN: Drs. Harry Waluyo and the Saman research team interviewed, recorded and filmed 83 Saman community members, including elderly Saman expert Alat Am Mastinah (70 yrs.)
Other: Tim peneliti mewawancarai, memfilmkan dan memotret penari Saman
EN: Head of Gayo Lues District (Bupati) H. Ibnu Hasim and local government officials spontaneously perform Saman. Saman is a medium for friendship and cooperation.
Other: Bupati dan staf lagi bermain Saman
EN: Saman community members state their free, prior and informed consent and sign a Declaration of mutual respect and cooperation for safeguarding Saman, after the Verification Seminar of the Saman nomination file on 22nd February 2010
Other: Sidang Verifikasi Komunitas Saman menandatangani Deklarasi saling menghormati dan kerjasama