A fascinating show of traditional Indonesian Music was held at the National Art Gallery Islamabad highlighting glorious historical socio-cultural bonds between Indonesia and Pakistan, says a press release.
The musical show was a yet another successful collaboration of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) and was organised to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Indonesia and Pakistan. The event was attended by the government dignitaries, diplomatic community and representatives from the cross section of the civil society.
The musical show featured performance of an Indonesian troupe
from the Tanah Karo district of North Sumatra Province of Indonesia, which is home to the centuries old enchanting customs and traditions deeply intertwined with religious beliefs and
One of special characteristics of the Tanah Karo’s culture is the ‘Perkolong-kolong’. The ‘Perkolong-kolong’ is the specialised musicians and dancers considered essential part of thanksgiving ceremonies, social gatherings and other festivities.
The Perkolong-kolong is the centuries old unbroken musical tradition and sensation of Tanah Karo that continues to fascinate music lovers.
Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia Ishak Latuconsina addressing the audience at the show said that event was organised to celebrate the 65 years of Indonesia-Pakistan bilateral relations. He deeply admired audience enthusiastic response, interest and participation, which he said, has always remained a moving force behind Embassy’s continuous efforts to foster the cultural ties between Indonesia and Pakistan.
The envoy said that Indonesian culture, which includes traditional ceremonies, dances, dresses, cuisines, language, handicrafts and wealth of cultural heritage is the pride of our nation, which attract the visitors and tourists from all around the world.