International Music Festival 2017 at Central Auditorium, Jagannath University, Dhaka, 28 March 2017

30, Mar 2017 | Author: Embassy of Indonesia

Children of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia participated in International Music Festival 2017, 28 March 2017. The program took place at Central Auditorium, Jagannath University, Dhaka. Indonesia became one from the other invited artist, such as Shama Rahman, renowned Tagore singer; Shahin Samad, veteran singer of Bangladesh; Samina Chowdhury; and Folk Artist, Shafi Mandal. The other guest artist from Embassy is China with dance performance.

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The children played Angklung, one of traditional musical instrument from Indonesia. It is originally played by Sundanese People from West Java, but now has already more popular and played by many Indonesian. There were 2 (two) songs that played, “Jali-jali” and “Bengawan Solo. “Jali-jali” is a rhyme with a joyous music about being a happy and easygoing person. “Bengawan Solo” tells about the Solo River, which flows through central and eastern Java, Indonesia and is the island’s longest river. The song describes the legendary river in a poetic and nostalgic way that it is surrounded by mountains; its sources are near the city of Surakarta, that it ends in the sea, and that the merchants use it for many years.

The International Music Festival opened by Asaduzzaman Noor MP, Honorable Minister of Cultural Affairs of the Government of Bangladesh.

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