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Angklung Draws Attention at UN Headquarters

Angklung Draws Attention at UN Headquarters

The Indonesian Tourism Ministry presented the Angklung Nusantara Concert at the United Nations headquarters in New York, United States, on Monday at 6.30 pm local time.

The concert, titled “Bamboo for Peace: Enchanting Sounds and Rhythms of Indonesia”, was organized in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia to the UN in New York, aiming to increase the intensity of Indonesia candidacy campaign for UN Security Council non-permanent membership for the term 2019-2020.

However, the ministry’s international marketing development undersecretary, Nia Niscaya, said in a press release that the concert also aimed to introduce and promote Indonesian tourism to the 193 UN member countries, aiming to increase their awareness about Indonesia.

Spectators playing angklung on concert in Bandung | Videoblocks
Spectators playing angklung on concert in Bandung | Videoblocks

For the concert, the ministry took along angklung instructors from Saung Udjo in Bandung, West Java. The performers showcased the uniqueness of angklung, a traditional instrument that brings a message of cooperation and peace.

The audience, which reportedly comprised of UN permanent representatives, diplomats and the organization’s high officials, was invited to play the traditional bamboo instrument together, allowing them to experience it.

Wonderful Indonesia, the ministry's tourism campaign, will also distribute 400 angklung as souvenirs to the audience.

Source : The Jakarta Post


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