SOAS University of London

Centre of South East Asian Studies

Indonesia Kontemporer 2018

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Date: 6 October 2018Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 6 October 2018Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Type of Event: Festival

Inspired by Indonesian arts and cultural traditions, Indonesia Kontemporer, is a creative event mixing exhibitions, performances, workshops, crafts, film screenings, as well as food and handicrafts stalls. Artists and crafts people participating in this event hailed from many parts of the world outside Indonesia. With their acute awareness of the source tradition while engaging with lives abroad, these works and offerings do not only remain inspired by Indonesian tradition but in turn contribute to shaping the arts and crafts of contemporary Indonesia.

This year's theme is music. Afternoon performance highlights include:

  • Kacapi suling performed by Sekar Enggal, a form of Sundanese music from West Java
  • London Angklung Ensemble [Angklung is a musical instrument from Indonesia made of a varying number of bamboo]
  • Balinese Gamelan performed by Jagat Gamelan [Traditional ensemble music made up predominantly of percussive instruments]
  • Sasando performed by Aga Ujma [The sasando, also called sasandu, is a harp-like traditional music string instrument native to Rote Island of East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia]
Arti UK

ARTi UK, established in August 2010, is a non-profit organisation aiming at promoting Indonesian arts and culture within the UK's cultural diversity.

Organiser: ArtiUK and hosted by the SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies

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Contact Tel: +44 (0) 20 7898 4893

Sponsor: Indonesian Embassy in London