Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia and the Ministry of Tourism held "Indonesian Culture Night 2017" (MKI 2017) on Thursday (14/12) from 16:00 to 22:00 in the Embassy of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
According to PF Pensosbud KBRI Riyadh, Sunan J. Rustam as embodied in the press release received detikcom Friday (15/12/2017), the party of Indonesian art and culture is the first held by the Embassy of Riyadh and is the largest which was once held in the Diplomatic Quarter area of Riyadh
In his speech, the Ambassador of Indonesia represented by Charge d'Affaires ai, Dicky Yunus, underlined the importance of this cultural party as a forum for promoting Indonesian culture to the Saudi Arabian public. In addition, the implementation of MKI 2017 is also not separated from the visit of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud to Indonesia in March 2017, where in a very historic visit has been signed Memorandum of Understanding of Cultural Exchange Cooperation between the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia with Ministry of Culture and Information of Saudi Arabia.
In addition to cultural diversity, Indonesia is also rich in a variety of cuisines, some of which are already familiar and well-liked by the people of Saudi Arabia. The enthusiasm of visitors is seen from the number of invitations reaching about 500 people consisting of diplomatic circles, travel agents, Saudi students interested Indonesian program for Foreign Speakers, journalists and others.
The event begins with a painting exhibition about the success of development, cultural diversity etc. The lively event was entertained by the performance of traditional dances performed by the students of the Indonesian School of Mecca, the Indonesian School of Jeddah and the Riyadh Indonesian School, alongside the Javanese gamelan as the opening act.
Rampak Kendang, an art from West Java, became the most interesting attraction . The special art team brought in from Indonesia and the players are very professional, has attracted the attention of visitors, both from the art of battering the club and how to interact with the visitors.
According to the Education and Culture Attaché of the Embassy of Riyadh, Achmad Ubaedillah, the presentation of the typical cuisine of Nusantara such as meatballs , fried rice, satay and snack market is also very attracted the attention of visitors in addition to serving typical drinks such as wedang ginger etc.
Not only that, visitors are also spoiled with the dish "nobar" Aisha: Let Us Brothers a movie produced in the year 2016 and tells the story of a beautiful girl with a sophisticated beauty who has a dream to become a teacher because he always remembered his father's message to share knowledge. Once he had the opportunity to teach at Atambua, the girl left her hometown. The village he is headed is inhabited by other religious communities. He must try to adapt life there, besides he also must strive to improve the quality of education in the remote village.
Aisyah's film choice recalls the current Government of Indonesia and Saudi Arabia is realizing Unity in Diversity in various fields. Visitors are also invited to interact about the content of the film Aisha and for those who can answer questions, the committee provides an attractive (door prize).
(ita / ita)