Jakarta, IO – The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia (KJRI) in Los Angeles successfully held a South Korean cultural performance titled “teman” or 친구 (chingu) recently. The performance involving the Indonesian diaspora was held to celebrate the close relationship between the two countries which has lasted for 50 years.
According to the official website of the Foreign Ministry (Kemlu), Thursday (13/7), the performance was realized in collaboration with the Indonesian Consulate General and various parties, one being the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The goal is to promote the culture of each country.
“This celebration is clear evidence of the close relationship between the two countries, especially in the economic, political and socio-cultural fields,” said acting consul general Dewi Ratna Asih.
On that occasion, Indonesian participants performed the national anthem “Tanah Airku” (Homeland), Jaipong Dance, and percussion. Meanwhile, South Korean participants presented the song “Onara” and Taepyeongmu dance.
Indonesia and South Korea also collaborated to perform two traditional musical instruments, namely Kolintang and Gayageum, accompanied by traditional Korean song, “Jindo Arirang”. The warm celebration is expected to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the future. (bp)