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Indonesian Street Festival returns to New York this Saturday

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, August 29, 2019  /  12:04 pm
Indonesian Street Festival returns to New York this Saturday

Indonesian dancers perform in New York in this photo provided by the Indonesian Consulate General in New York. (Courtesy of Indonesian Embassy in New York via kompas.com/File)

Traditional dances of Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi are set to enliven New York City in United States on Saturday.

According to kompas.com on Wednesday, the dances will be performed on 68th Street, which is located between Madison and Fifth avenues, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., as part of the fifth Indonesian Street Festival (ISF).

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"This year's ISF will be extra special as it will also celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and the US," said Indonesian Consulate General official Yohannes Jatmiko in a statement. 

The festival will also feature an Indonesian food bazaar and handicrafts on offer, competitions and gamelan-jazz fusion music performances by Balawan and Batuan Ethnic Group and the Berklee Indonesian Ensemble.

Five thousand people are expected to visit the event. (kes)