Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
Video Weather icon 28°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
weather-icon
28°C Partly Cloudy

Rain tomorrow afternoon.

  • weather-icon

    Sat

    25℃ - 33℃

  • weather-icon

    Sun

    23℃ - 32℃

  • weather-icon

    Mon

    23℃ - 32℃

  • weather-icon

    Tue

    23℃ - 32℃

Nusantara folklore fest to urge student unity through shared culture

  • News Desk
    News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sun, September 2, 2018 | 03:25 pm
Nusantara folklore fest to urge student unity through shared culture The Festival Folklor Nusantara (Nusantara Folklore Festival), which is scheduled to open on Oct 28, is to include a university choir competition featuring a repertoire of national and regional folk songs. (Shutterstock/Ja'Crispy)

An Indonesian folklore festival that is opening on Oct. 28 at the indoor tennis stadium in Senayan, Jakarta, aims to encourage university students to appreciate and preserve their literary culture.

Organized by the Indonesian State University Alumni Association (Himpuni), Festival Folklor Nusantara (Nusantara Folklore Festival) also seeks to unite youths from different universities across the archipelago through their shared cultural diversity.

Nusantara means archipelago, and is often used as a moniker for Indonesia.

Antara reported that the festival highlight was to be a competition featuring student choirs from state and private universities.

Read also: The Archipelago Singers represents Indonesia at French choir festival

"The participants of the competition on Oct. 27 will also have the opportunity to join a choral clinic [workshop] taught by renowned and experienced teachers," Himpuni coordinator Budi Karya Sumadi said in a statement on Tuesday.

All participating university choirs will be required to sing a selection of national and regional folk songs. The winning choir will be awarded the President Trophy and Himpuni Trophy, as well as a Rp 200 million (US$13,682) cash prize. (kes)

NEWS PULSE

Join the discussions