Jikey is a form of traditional theatre still popular in Kedah and Perlis.

It was said that Jikey began when a group of merchants were caught for evading taxes.

To free themselves, the king ordered the merchants to sing and dance in order to earn enough money to pay their dues.

Musical instruments used include 3 drums, a serunai, a bell and a tamborine. Stories told in Jikey are folk tales.

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