Indonesia Kontemporer 2018

Inspired by Indonesian arts and cultural traditions ” Indonesia Kontemporer” is an annual all-day event of exhibitions, performances, workshops, crafts, film screenings, as well as food and handicrafts stalls.  It’s organised  by ARTi UK,  an organisation of volunteers for the promotion  of Indonesian arts and culture in the UK [see who’s who here] .  It’s hosted by the SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies.  It’s like being in Jakarta !    See  Facebook here. 

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London Angklung Ensemble

 

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    Javanese Gamelan by Jagat Gamelan           Balinese Gamelan by Jagat Gamelan

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Folk Dance Spirit

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Traditional Dance

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Horse Dance

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Childen’s song.   To teach colours.   Sing along to music  below.

 

 

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“Ghost Gamelar”  – Group with fusion of Gamelan and Western styles.

 

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Yasashi I Evelyn and   Stephanie Onggowinoto     Indonesian classical music. Western style, as introduced over time  by the “visiting” Portuguese and Dutch.

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“Sasando” .[tubed zither].  Aga Ujma .

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Dancing to Dangdut music by “Bandana Group”   Very popular style of music in Indonesia. Strong Indian influence.

 

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Battle of Surabaya.  1945.  Against the British, after the surrender of Japan. Wiki here.             Indonesia National Day, called “Heroes Day” on 10 November marks the battle.

 

 

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Salacca.  Reddish skin,while fruit with large stone. Slightly sour taste.

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Location of 2018 earthquake

 

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