Riau in Sumatera Island has so many unique traditional cultures that keep preserved by Riaunese from time to time.
Riau also has a Melayunese tribe that influences their dances.
Riau also has unique traditional cultures that are dominated by Arabian and Melayunesse vibe that you would not find in other regions in Indonesia.
The uniqueness can find them in most of the important events in Riau such as wedding ceremonies, welcoming guests, custom ceremonies, or even government events.
Zapin dance is one of the traditional dances from Riau that commonly plays with the combination of Riau traditional clothes.
They call as Kurung Cekak Musang clothes, Songket, and Kopiah or Muslim’s hat, and brooch.
Zapin dance is used to plays by men only, but as time goes by, women can plays this dance too.
The dance originally comes from Melayunese tribes that combine with Arabian cultures.
People believe at about 14 centuries, Islam invaded Riau so that the cultures influence Riau so much.
You can find Zapin dance in most of the important events in Riau such as festivals, celebrations, or government events.
This dance becomes one of the Indonesian heritage cultures that admits by the national Indonesian culture.