Six Indonesian soloists to perform in Los Angeles

Six Indonesian soloists to perform in Los Angeles

(From left) Amanta Artadhia Siregar's young soloist, Marcello Laksono, Nicholas Hardy, Steffani Baretta, Monica Eva Sancti, and Trista Agustina Devinta will be performing in Los Angeles through a joint program between Bekraf and 88rising. (ANTARA / DEVI NINDY)

This is what Bekraf wants to realize that Indonesia really speaks on the world stage
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) through the program "Indonesia Creative Incorporated" (ICINC) will be sending six selected soloists to perform in Los Angeles, United States. "This is what Bekraf wants to realize that Indonesia really speaks on the world stage," said Deputy Chief of Staff Bekraf Ricky Joseph Pesik in Jakarta on Thursday.

The program not only provides a chance for the chosen soloists to be present but also offers the opportunity to develop a global career as those of Rich Brian and NIKI musicians, Ricky said.

The six soloists included Amanta Artadhia Siregar, Trista Agustina Devinta, Monica Eva Sancti, Nicholas Hardy, Steffani Baretta, and Marcello Laksono.

They were selected through an "open call" audition that attracted the attention of 536 talented singers to fight for career tickets to Los Angeles.

A media company and record label, carried out a curating process every week to screen the participants until they got six.

The six participants will take in various materials and activities such as songwriting and production, making music video clips, media training, and dance by mentors from July 19 to August 19, 2019.

The Chairman of the Indonesian Rising Committee, Andi Sadha, said that this program had a tremendous impact on Indonesian talents who had the opportunity to accelerate their talents and be able to compete globally.

"In the beginning, we have said, if there are selected entries, in their 'life goals' they not only have a career not only in Indie, but even an outside career. It is not only about singing ability but an independent ability to always be comfortable in any zone," Andi said.

After being trained, six of them will appear on "Head in the Clouds Festival" which features a variety of well-known Asian musicians from around the world in Los Angeles on August 17.