Cultural Green Open Spacein Ngabab Educational Tourism Village, Malang Regency 

The Community Service Program in Ngabab Village, Pujon has been running since (7/12/2019). The theme is “Planning and Developing Green Arts-based Open Spaces in Ngabab Educational Tourism Village.” The selection of the theme was based on the dream a place or stage which would later be designated as a means of performing traditional arts.

Ngabab Village is very supportive for the realization of the traditional art stage. Therefore, Maulfi Syaiful Rizal, M.Pd and the Community Service Team of the Faculty of Cultural Studies (FCS) Universitas Brawijaya (UB) in Ngabab Village focused their attention on the development of a traditional art stage concept which hopes to be used for the traditional art performance of Ngabab Village.

The series of activities began by contacting the City Tourism Planning Team (CTP) to design the cultural stage. After the design was successfully made, then the Community Service Program (CSP) student team looked for data from the traditional art group of the Ngabab Village. The team then held a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on July 12th, 2019 at the Village Hall. The FGD was attended by the Community Service Team, City Tourism Planning Team (CTP), village officials and Ngabab Village residents.

The parties involved in the Community Service program were several lecturers from the Indonesian Language and Literature Education Study Program, as well as several students namely Hammami Rafif Mubarak, Mochammad Firmansyah Zefanya from Indonesian Language and Literature Education Study Program, Fajar Amirudin from Japanese Language Study Program and Anisha Fauziah from English Literature study program.

There are some obstacles in carrying out the program because there is no exact place or physical building to be built on the art stage. So, the team can only estimate the future cultural stage. The team also had to coordinate more with the village side, as well as traditional art groups in the Ngabab Village so that they could carry out the concept.

Maulfi Syaiful Rizal, M.Pd hopes that with the design of the cultural stage, the Ngabab Village traditional arts group will not only carry out art performances but also function as a means for daily practice. (Lulu/DT/MSH/PSIK FIB)