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Artists to perform, share knowledge online for stay-at-home audience

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, March 28, 2020  /  12:48 pm
Artists to perform, share knowledge online for stay-at-home audience

From March 30 to 31, Indonesian musicians and artists will perform online on YouTube as part of the #bahagiadirumah campaign. (Shutterstock/File)

Indonesian artists and musicians are scheduled to perform and share their knowledge online on YouTube from March 30 to 31.

To be aired on the Budaya Saya channel, the event is part of the #bahagiadirumah (happy at home) campaign initiated by the Culture Directorate General of the Education and Culture Ministry. The event can also be re-watched later on.

On March 30, dancer-choreographer Eko Supriyanto will be sharing his knowledge about contemporary dance and choreography from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Born in 1970, Eko earned a master's degree in fine arts from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), in the United States, and a doctorate in performance studies from Gajah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta. Among Eko’s celebrated works is a choreography series titled Trilogy of Jailolo that consisted of Cry Jailolo, Balabala and Salt.

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On the same day, music group Riau Rhythm will perform on the same channel from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Originating from Riau in Pekanbaru, the music group combines elements of Melayu traditional music with modern musical instruments, according to kompas.com. The group has performed internationally, including in Portugal in 2019 as part of the Riau Cultural Mission 2019 program supported by the Riau administration and the Indonesian Embassy in Lisbon.

On March 31, the community storytelling show Ayo Dongeng Indonesia can be watched from 9 a.m. Launched in December 2011, the community views storytelling as a social activity to develop imagination and share happiness and motivation.

In the afternoon, the public can watch a live concert by the ISI Yogya band from the Yogyakarta Institute of the Arts (ISI) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Darmawati, who works in public relations at the Culture Directorate General, told The Jakarta Post on Friday about the possibility of upcoming online performances and workshops. “We’re currently preparing the schedule,” Darmawati said.

The #bahagiadirumah campaign aims to be a platform for Indonesian artists and musicians to stay productive amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of Friday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia had reached 1046 cases with 87 fatalities. (wir/wng)

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