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KPK, musical theater promote anticorruption efforts

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, December 7, 2016  /  03:57 pm
KPK, musical theater promote anticorruption efforts

Produced by Andar Manik and directed by Marintan Sirait, Raksasa (giant) features youth and children, as it aims to promote the principle of integrity among the future generation of leaders. (Shutterstock/File)

Bandung-based cultural center Jendela Ide, in collaboration with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), will present a musical performance from Dec. 22-23 at Teater Jakarta, Taman Ismail Marzuki, in Central Jakarta.

Produced by Andar Manik and directed by Marintan Sirait, Raksasa (giant) features youth and children, as it aims to promote the principle of integrity among the future generation of leaders.

KPK education and community services director Sujarnako said the KPK had “worked together with the community and the public for two years, and this collaboration has shown to be effective as an effort to prevent corruption.” 

Through the educational musical, the KPK is instilling in people from a young age principles of integrity, which include honesty, concern, independence, discipline, responsibility, diligence, modesty, bravery, fairness and patience. An understanding of such moral traits goes beyond the issue of law, as it delves deeper into the very foundation of human behavior. 

(Read also: Jakarta community draws youth into performing arts)

“The efforts to prevent corruption are carried out by the community. The KPK's goal is to have a story bank about integrity,“ said the musical's content consultant, Sely Martini.

Jendela Ide also plans to hold a Bunyi (sound) workshop at 20 elementary and middle schools in Bandung and Jakarta as a creative and collaborative way to produce the music for the show. The workshop will invite 700 students to learn how to create sounds, which will then be recorded and incorporated into the music played for the production.

Five songs taken from the "Suara Anak” (children's voices) album, which was released to mark Anti-Corruption Day last year, are set to be performed in Raksasa, such as “Semangat Pagi” (morning spirit), “Udara” (air), “Pergi ke Sekolah” (going to school), “Pengembala Domba” (shepherd) and “Pergi ke Gunung” (hiking the mountain). (mra/kes)

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