Wonderful Indonesia on Prague Foklore Days, 28 – 30 July 2016

Wonderful because differences make up beauty. Celebrating Indonesian diversities and colours in the Prague Folklore Days #‎wonderfulindonesia‬.

During their time in Prague Folklore Days, these high school students from Bandung performed:

Serenade Nusantara: tales from the three islands; Java, Bali and Sulawesi with a serenade of a calm and mystical music. Presenting Lalayaran from West Java, Janger from Bali, Anging Mamiri from Sulawesi and Bolelebo from East Nusa Tenggara, along with dances, invited everyone to discover Indonesia. Damn, Indonesia is too diverse and too beautiful.

Hariring Haleuang Tembang, Sundanese traditional folksong; a song which tells about Sundanese culture and its values, which are still everlasting as a unifying factor in the society. Presented with a dynamic music from Angklung and Kendang, together with the beautiful Jaipong dance.

Jali-Jali, Betwai Traditional Folksong; the performances tell a story of girls who are dancing to bring excitement and happiness to people. Through the carefree and cheerful movement of, along with the joyful music Jali-Jali dance brought a fascinating performance to the stage.

Percoma, Sundanese folksong; a collaboration between the theatrical performance and Angklung music, about the daily life of a husband and wife in Sundanese culture, delivered in a unique and humourous way. The story also prtrays the Sundanese society in general, which sometimes conflits do happen but they can get back to live in harmony.

Kalimantan traditional dance; this dance was originated from Central Kalimantan region, especially in Dayak tribe as a welcoming dance for the guests during a special event. The purpose of the dancing is to bring a joyful atmosphere among the people.

 

Prague Foklore Days (4)

Their performances schedule in Europe; Slovakia, Czech Republic and the Netherlands

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Performing Jali-Jali dance

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Angklung is a bamboo-made instrument which is played by shaking its tubes. On 17 November 2010, Angklung is declared as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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Here is the show you must not miss, Saman (or the dance of thousand hands) is originated from the Gayo ethnic group from Gayo Lues, Aceh province in Sumatra.  On November 24, 2011, UNESCO officially recognized this Aceh’s traditional Saman dance as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity  which needs UNESCO’s urgent protection. The ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) named Saman dance as the best ASEAN cultural preservation effort at the 25th ASEANTA Awards for Excellence 2012.

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Booth Wonderful Indonesia in front of Rudolfinum, accompnying the Indonesian performances

 

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