Nurweni Saptawuryandari


The rapid development of globalization and information can be easily seen and read, especially through online media. Because of that, likes or dislikes, people should adapt with the development of globalization. One of the ways that can be done is by introducing and instilling the values of national cultural wisdom. The values of (local) cultural wisdom are found in folklore, fairy tales, and children’s songs. Children’s song is a kind of folk song, which can usually be done while playing. Folk songs are one of the genres or forms of folklore consisting of words and songs. In children’s songs there are utile utul dulce elements that contain entertainment and benefits in the form of moral education and characters. In addition, children’s songs also contain Javanese cultural values that should be introduced to younger generation. Therefore, based on the phenomenon that occurs, through literature studies, in this paper we discuss the problems that overshadow the cultural values contained in children’s songs due to the development of the globalization of the world. We also discussed how to address the challenges that exist so that it can be an opportunity for the continuation of children’s songs. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to find out the problems of the contents and meaning of Dolanan songs in relation to this era of globalization and efforts to overcome these problems. Through the lyrics of children’s songs titled Nora Gampang, Lintang Sumebar, Enthik, Sinten Nunggang Sepur, Sluku-Sluku Bathok, Padhang Rembulane, and Aja Ngewak-Ewake, the values of Javanese culture in the form of character education were revealed so that those values indirectly strengthen global challenges.


Children’s songs; local cultural values; globalization

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