Indonesian Cultural Night 2016


The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia for the Kingdom of Bahrain will be conducting INDONESIAN CULTURAL NIGHT on 22 September 2016 in Bahrain Cultural Hall from 7 pm onward.

The Indonesian Cultural Night will be featuring Angklung performance and other traditional songs and dance from Indonesia.

Angklung is one of Indonesian traditional musical instrument made of two to four bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. The tubes are carved to have a resonant pitch when struck and are tuned to octaves, similar to American handbells. The base of the frame is held in one hand, whilst the other hand shakes the instrument. This causes a repeating note to sound. Each of three or more performers in an Angklung ensemble play just one note or more, but altogether complete melodies are produced.

Angklung is popular throughout Southeast Asia, but it's originated from West Java provinces in Indonesia, and has been played by the Sundanese for many centuries. Angklung and its music has become the cultural identity of Sundanese communities in West Java and Banten.

Playing Angklung as an orchestra requires cooperation and coordination, and is believed promotes the values of teamwork, mutual respect and social harmony.

On November 18, 2010, UNESCO officially recognized Indonesian Angklung as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, and encourage Indonesian people and government to safeguard, transmit, promote performances and to encourage the craftsmanship of Angklung making.

The Indonesian Cultural Night is open for public and free.

For further information:
Nur Fitria
Social and Cultural Affairs
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
for the Kingdom of Bahrain
Phone: + 973 17 400164
Fax: +973 17 400267