This dance was held to welcome the special guests who visit the area, such as the head of the Republic of Indonesia, the cabinet minister, head of state / government of the state, minister, ambassador or which is considered equivalent to that.
To welcome the guests was held a magnificent traditional dances is one of Sriwijaya gending, this dance comes from the heyday of empire Sriwijaya in Palembang, which reflects the attitude host a friendly, cheerful and happy, sincere and open to guests who are special.
Sriwijaya dance gending held a 9 dancers young and beautiful clothes ber of Adat Aesan Gede, Selendang Mantri, paksangkong, Dodot and Tanggai. They are the core of the dancers be under guard two other dancers bring an umbrella and spear. Are behind the singer is once gending Sriwijaya.
However, at this time the role of performers and music this train is more replaced tape recorder. In the form of original music suite consists of gamelan and gong. The role of guards are sometimes eliminated, especially if it be dance or stage in the building is closed. In front of the dancers take it as a Foreword to be devoted to the special guests who came, accompanied the two dancers who bring pridon made of brass. The Foreword is originally only done by girls king, sultan, or noble. Pridon bearer is usually familiar wet nurse or the nurse daughter. Thus the other dancers, dancers.