The Existence of Traditional Sport (Barapan Kebo) and Character Values of Barapan Kebo in the Society of Sumbawa Regency
The objective of the study is to determine to what extent the existence, history and character values bind the activity of traditional sport Barapan Kebo (buffalo race) in Sumbawa regency. The type of this research was descriptive qualitative research. This research was conducted in Sumbawa namely in Empang sub-district. The instruments used to collect the data were observation, interview, and documentation. The analysis data of this research employed descriptive inductive method. The results of this research demonstrate that the traditional sport Barapan Kebo has appeared since Sumbawa"s people who worked as farmers and ranchers knew the processing of agricultural land technically. Barapankebois currently special since it becomes the icon of tourismespecially cultural tourism in Sumbawa. Since 2005, moreover, Ikatan Penggemar Barapan Kebo (Fan Association of Barapan Kebo) has been formed as the follow-up effort by the government for cultural preservation grounded on the decree issued by the Regent of Sumbawa. Barapan Kebo has important roles in the social life of Sumbawa"s people. In addition, Barapan Kebo itself contains high philosophy values and emerges as the activity of the people"s custom in Sumbawa based on the high sense of their brotherhood. In addition to being the activity of generating togetherness, the event of Barapan Kebo serves as charitable activities such as fundraising for building a mosque, musholla (prayer space), and some other kinds of charities.