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Jakarta Post

'Dangdut' performance to entertain crowd at Anies' inauguration

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 12, 2017   /   08:07 pm
'Dangdut' performance to entertain crowd at Anies' inauguration City Hall. ( Rudi)

A celebration will be held on Monday at City Hall following the inauguration of Jakarta governor-elect Anies Baswedan and deputy governor-elect Sandiaga Uno.

Anies and Sandiaga are scheduled to be inaugurated by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in the Presidential Palace in Central Jakarta on Monday at 4 p.m.

After that, they will directly go to City Hall for a celebration that has been prepared and funded by volunteers, Anies said.

"Most [of the funds] are from residents and we will just prepare a stage. All is communally funded," said Anies as quoted by on Thursday.

Separately, Anies-Sandiaga team spokesperson Naufal Firman said the celebration would feature a performance by the Soneta band -- a dangdut group helmed by self-styled king of dangdut Rhoma Irama.

Aside from the Soneta group, the celebration will also be enlivened by a performance by disabled people.

About 3,000 portions of food and beverages will be provided for free, Naufal added.

The celebration, which will be preceded by a Betawi welcoming procession, is scheduled to end at 8:30 p.m. or 9 p.m. (agn)