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An Indonesian cultural evening in celebration of the National Day of the Republic of Indonesia with the culture of Tartous


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Expressive dances about some folk rituals and customs;

Represents an aspect of Indonesian culture, presented by the "Potteri Kenana" troupe in the cultural evening held by the Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Syria, on the occasion of the 77th National Day of Indonesia.

The evening, during which a promotional and introductory film was shown about Indonesia, about which the Indonesian Ambassador, Wajid Fawzi, said in his speech: He is happy and proud to be a representative of his country in Syria, pointing to the depth of the historical relations between the two countries, which extend for about 75 years.

He pointed to the diversity and cultural richness of his country, considering culture and art the most beautiful way to transfer and strengthen relations between the two countries, and an aspect of friendship between them, noting that today's evening presents a cultural show that forms part of the Indonesian culture, presented today to the people of Tartous to get to know it more.

The Director of Tartous Culture, Kamal Badran, explained that today's event constitutes a distinct activity, giving us the opportunity to learn about selected models of arts and human experiences that would enrich our knowledge and add to it a new balance of experience and knowledge.

Band leader Wayan Varadesa said in a statement to SANA: Today's evening will present seven dances from the islands of Sumatra and Goi, mimicking the rituals and customs inherited at weddings and some well-known and famous social customs there.

She pointed out that the band, which was founded in 2017, presents, in its first participation in Syria, performances and various dance paintings through four programs that extend until the second of next October, when Tartous is its second station after Damascus, to be its next station in Homs Governorate and to conclude its activities in Damascus. Again, with the aim of spreading Indonesian culture and introducing the Syrians to it.

The evening was accompanied by an exhibition that included costumes, fabrics, and drawings representing the traditional dress of Indonesian women as an introduction to the local industry of the Indonesian art of folk dress or what is known as “batik”.

A number of attendees expressed the importance of the evening, which enabled them to get acquainted with part of the folklore and the Indonesian cultural heritage, stressing the need to increase such events, establish them, and exchange them between countries, considering culture as one of the most important foundations and pillars of rapprochement and dialogue between different peoples and nations, especially as it combined between Folklore dance, textile exhibition, and traditional dress.

Fatima Hussain

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Source: sena

All news articles on 2022-09-28

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