Indonesia promotes Javanese culture in Frankfurt

Indonesia promotes Javanese culture in Frankfurt

Photo document of Gamelan as Javanese traditional music. (ANTARA/Fanny Octavianus)

The Java Tag was aimed at promoting the Javanese culture by performing..."
London (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Consulate General in Frankfurt in cooperation with the Frankfurt University`s Southeast Asia Department, supported by Indonesian community in Frankfurt and its environs, conducted the Java Tag (Java Day) in the university, a spokesman said.

The Java Tag was aimed at promoting the Javanese culture by performing, among other things dances, pencak silat (martial arts), and batik workshop by a German batik expert, Annegret Haake, said Hendriek Yopin, spokesman of the Indonesian Consulate General in Frankfurt on Wednesday.

According to him, Indonesian consul general in Frankfurt Damos Agusman expressed his appreciation to the Java Tag`s organizers and hoped that such event can be held annually.

The Javanese "gamelan orchestra" also enlivened the Java Tag, Yopin said, adding that around 200 people of various nations attended the first-ever Java Tag in the German city of Frankfurt.

In the meantime, Chairman of the Frankfurt University`s Southeast Asia Department, Prof. Dr. Arndt Graf also hoped that such Java Tag will take place again next year.
(T.ZG/Uu.B003/H-YH)

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