Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Indonesian Cultural Night 2005


IndoChoir
Originally uploaded by rushmurad.
Again another busy weekend for me. On Saturday night I've been invited by HRH Tunku 'S' to accompany her for a casual dinner at Pan Pacific Hotel. I asked Rhon to come along as there will be another 2 ladies joining the dinner. We proceed to Chismosa after the dinner for another round of drinks and karaoke until 2am. The next day I have to go for lecture at the College. I managed to snooze for 1 hour before attending the Malam Kesenian Indonesia 2005 organised by Konsulat Jenderal Republik Indonesia in Johor Bahru on Sunday night with some friends. The show went very well, especially the Keroncong, Gamelan and the Tari Jaipong. The Tari Pendet, a dance from Bali Island acted as a welcome dance. Tari Kupu-Kupu performed by Tunku Atia, my friend's daughter, Gusti Raden Adjeng Putri 'A' reflects the gracefullness of a butterfly. They also showcased Tari Sekar Putri, Tari Klono Topeng from Jogja, Pencak Silat, Tari Merak, Tari Putri Cino Kelasworo and choir by students of Universitas Siliwangi Tasik Malaya. I never thought that the keroncong group is local as they performed and accompanied the Indonesian singers so good and professionally. We ended the night at Hyatt Hotel for some teas and coffees.

7 comments:

Rhon said...

Why there's no Minangkabau cultural performance, Indonesia is not only Jawa and Bali....:( It would be better if they bring also art performance from Sumatera, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua as well which represent Indonesian rich cultural heritage.

Rush Murad said...

rhon, itu kena tanya sama Bapak KonGen..... maybe next year I will suggest them to bring different troops, especially from your birth place, Padang... i miss someone from Padang....

Anonymous said...

interesting person you are Im suppossed Rush..... give me more malaysian story

Rho Mayda said...

How sweet!!! :)
Oh... you have a lovely pic from the event *kinda proud to be Indonesian* :p

Salam dari Kampoeng Indonesia...
Rho Mayda

Anonymous said...

Mr. Rush Murad! Noreen sambung belajo lagi ker? See u Raye nanti! Kita sambut Hari Raya kat Stefani mcm tahun lepas...

Rush Murad said...

rho mayda.

lot of fantastic show that night. im very close knitted with anything to do with Indonesian. Maybe suatu hari nanti, saya juga punya jodoh/isteri dari Indonesia, who knows? :)

Mr Anonymous,

Yes, my sister Noreen sambung Master kat UTM skudai. Anyway, sapa ni ek?

Anonymous said...

Maybe coz' kite lame dah tak jumpe kut.