“INDONESIAN DANCES, MUSIC AND FOOD RIVETS HUNGARIANS AT UTAZAS FAIR 2011”

30 March, 2011

“So beautiful…so delicious…absolutely astonishing”, were the words which came from the audiences who was present at the Indonesian stand to see and listen to Indonesian dances as well as to taste Indonesian snack.

At the Utazas Fair, which was held on March 3rd until 7th , 2011, the Indonesian Embassy participated on the said event. On the occasion , the Indonesian Embassy presented traditional dances namely Pendet (Bali), Yapong (Jakarta), Jaipongan (West Java) and Topeng (West and Central Java) as well as Indonesian snack such as Lapis legit (rice flour cake) and Martabak ( beef filling pastry). The dances were performed by Indonesian communities and alumni of Dharmasiswa scholarship recipients.

To add and to enliven the occasion, Indonesian traditional music called the Arumba and song were performed at the center stage of the fair. Songs and music called Ayo Mama , Kicir-kicir and Surilang Njot-njotan were performed and received a clamorous applause from the audiences, in fact they asked for more of music but unfortunately due to time budgeting, the request from the audience could not be fulfilled. The Arumba music were played by Indonesian ladies diplomats together with the Indonesian Women Association in Budapest.

On the last day of the fair, Mako TV, an internet TV took shots of Jaipongan dance and were aired on March 11th 2011.
 

 

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