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Anggun to hold charity concert for disaster-stricken schools

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, July 2, 2019  /  03:33 pm
Anggun to hold charity concert for disaster-stricken schools

Singer Anggun poses after an interview at Keraton Hotel, Jakarta, on May 30, 2015. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

Singer-songwriter Anggun will stage a charity concert at the Tennis Indoor Stadium in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Friday.

Sponsored by consumer goods producer P&G, the concert is titled, Unify the Tunes, Make Indonesian Children’s Dreams Come True.

“[The event] is more than just singing songs, as 100 percent of the proceeds will be used to build schools and other educational facilities,” Anggun was quoted as saying during a press conference attended by kompas.com on Monday.

According to a post on the Instagram account of children’s welfare foundation @savechildren_id, the funds will be used to construct 100 classrooms in schools affected by natural disasters in Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi, Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara, Sumba Island in East Nusa Tenggara and West Java.

The concert will also feature performances by renowned singers Rossa, Yura Yunita, Maudy Ayunda and rapper Iwa K, while artistic direction by Jay Subyakto.

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Anggun will reportedly wear costumes designed by Mel Ahyar, with accessories created by the renowned designer Rinaldy A. Yunardi.

The singer, who will also celebrate her 30-year singing career with the concert, said her performance would be accompanied by a band from France, who will collaborate with Indonesia’s Oni & Friends as music director.

“Although this is a solo concert, I won’t be on my own. There will be a total of 20 songs performed,” Anggun said. (vit/mut)