The Jakarta Post
From the Traditional Games Festival to the Asian Games torch relay, Banyuwangi will host a number of events this coming weekend. (Shutterstock/File)
The region of Banyuwangi in East Java is set to host a number of festivals and events this coming weekend from July 21 to 22, reports tempo.co.
This is part of the 2018 Banyuwangi Festival, which is staging 77 events.
The festivals include the Traditional Games Festival, the Innovation Technology Festival, the Lalare Orchestra Concert and the Asian Games torch relay, which will see the torch being carried through Banyuwangi.
The Traditional Games Festival will be held on Saturday morning and spectators can witness thousands of children playing traditional games such as egrang bambu (bamboo stilt walking), gasing (spinning tops) and balap karung (sack races). A parade will start from Banyuwangi regional office to Blambangan Park.
On Saturday afternoon, the Innovation Technology Festival will commence at the Art and Culture Building (Gesibu) and will showcase a range of innovative technologies.
The Lalare Orchestra Concert will follow on Saturday night. Lalare Orchestra consists of more than 100 children from different schools that play local musical instruments such as drums, tambourines and angklung (bamboo musical instruments). They will perform traditional Indonesian songs such as "Kicir-kicir", "Janger" and local Banyuwangi songs.
On Sunday, the Asian Games torch relay will take place, along with a number of art performances such as the Gandrung dance, the Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival and Barong art. (anm/wng)
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