?Music Dangdut "Shake" Houston, Texas
Houston - Indonesian dangdut music and song, as "Begadang", "Darah Muda", "Kocok-kocok" shake around 120 U.S. citizen and Indonesian in Houston, made ??up of professionals, entrepreneurs, NGO leaders, think tanks and academia.
They were dancing and swaying to the music and songs are sung by singers from Indonesian community in Houston.
That is one view of the show "Evening with Friends of Indonesia" or Afternoon Together Friends of Indonesia, which was held last weekend at the Consulate General in Houston.
Dangdut joint event was held after the presentation on Indonesia's economic progress by the Consul General in Houston, Al Busyra Basnur and video aired on Indonesian economy.
Dangdut joint was preceded by the song "Begadang" sung Consul General Al Busyra Basnur, followed by four singers from Indonesian community in Houston is Yvone Godell, Koes Sapariah, Tihara Spangler Hall and titin.
"It was very unpopular dangdut U.S. society in Houston. They enjoy the rhythm of the music and soluble in typical wobble dangdut ", said Consul General Al Busyra Basnur after seeing so many invitations that go down to the dance floor dangdut.
"Rhythm of dangdut music invites people to move a body movement. I'm not used to dance, but now I can shake hands and contort the body to the rhythm of dangdut "said Tina Ho of Asia Society Texas Center.
"Dangdut" Goes to America
In addition to Indonesian music promotions, Dangdut at the Consulate General Houston is also a reality show early recognition "dangdut Goes to America" ??who initiated Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Indonesian Ambassador to the U.S..
The event will feature a number of Indonesian dangdut artist that will be held next March in various cities and regions throughout the U.S., including Houston.
Ambassador Dr. Dino Patti Djalal said that "dangdut Goes to America" ??is intended to promote a part of the wealth of art and music in the United States and Indonesia in order meningatkan interaction between people of both countries.
"Music can not only be enjoyed, as well as a means for strengthening ties between the people of the nation", said Ambassador Dino before the Indonesian public figures in the U.S. some time ago. ***