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Seblang Lokento

Seblang Lokento

According to the musicians, Seblang Lokènto concerns a child (Nawangwulan’s?) who is unloved and ill-treated, made to sweep floors like a servant. The dance includes a sweeping movement. The song is famously sad and can make people weep. It contains several verses on the order of “I am destroyed,” and “a small piece of wood supports a great pillar / I have fallen in a heap.”