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Talk of the week: Indonesia’s Tamil community hosts cultural carnival

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Fri, May 10 2019   /  02:50 am

Balancing act: An Indian Tamil folk dancer performs during the 2019 Tamil sangamam cultural festival at JI Expo Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, a showcase of the ethnic group’s cultural expressions drawing more than 800 guests comprising members of the Tamil diaspora in Jakarta and their Indonesian friends. (Courtesy of Indonesia Tamil Sangam)
JI Expo Kemayoran, Central JakartaThe Indonesia Tamil Sangam (ITS) community hosted a cultural carnival recently called the sangamam, showcasing the food, culture and artistic expression of the Tamil people, most of whom come from India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore. In Indonesia, the carnival, which is usually marked in the month of April to celebrate Tamil New Year, is organized by the Tamil community in Jakarta, represented by the ITS. This year, the carnival was marked on April 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Around 800 people joined, co...