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Destination Indonesia: Annual Festival Showcases Dances from Sumatra and Java
July 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Destination Indonesia: The annual festival is organized by the Consulate General of Indonesia in Vancouver.
Discover Indonesian Cultures at the Indonesia Festival this July 14 at Nikkei National Museum in Burnaby.
The cultural event is designed to enhance ties between Indonesia, Canada and Vancouver’s international community.
The festival highlights the nation’s rich and colourful heritage through its delicious gastronomy, performing arts, and crafts.
- Watch rarely seen dance performances from North Sumatera and Central Java’s Municipality of Semarang.
- Taste authentic Indonesian cuisine
- Sip some of the world’s most exquisite coffee
- Shop for unique Indonesian apparels, gifts and crafts including gorgeous batik and weavings
- Sway to the rhythms of the Sumatran Piring dance, the Balinese Sekar Jagad dance and Angklung music.
Angklung music is designated a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Indonesian Angklung is a musical instrument crafted by suspending two to four bamboo tubes in a bamboo frame, bound with rattan cords. The tone resonate those of the American hand bells.
Did You Know That INDONESIA Is The World’s
- Largest archipelago to form a single country
- Second (2nd) most bio-diverse country, after Brazil
- Fourth (4th) most populous country
The country’s archipelago spans two oceans—the Pacific and the Indian. Of the 17,508 to 18,306 islands that formed the archipelago, only 8,844 have names, and 922 are permanently inhabited.
Indonesia is home to the Komodo Dragons, the world’s largest living lizard. Explore this fascinating country at Destination Indonesia.