Aceh Thanks Hungary

28 July, 2011

In regards to promote Indonesian in Hungary, the Indonesian Embassy in Budapest in cooperation with the local Aceh government has held an Indonesian Culture performance week from June 18 - 22, 2011 in the form of traditional Aceh Dance and music bearing the theme "Smiling Aceh" presented by Sanggar Cut Nyak Dhien from Aceh.

Through the cooperation with the Municipality of the city of Budapest, city of Debrecen and city of Keszthely, the Indonesian Embassy has succeeded in holding the culture performances in Budapest (June 18, 2011), Debrecen (June 20, 2011) and Keszthely (June 22, 2011)

The pupose of Aceh culture performance held in Hungary is not only to introduce Indonesia and promote destination in Indonesia to the Hungarians but also as a token of gratitude of the Acehnese people to the Hungarians who has shown tremendous deeds during the tsunami catastrophe that hit Aceh in Desember 2004. as a result of the good sign, Hungary has also build a Children Hospital in Meuraksa, Banda Aceh.

On each city, the Sanggar Cut Nyak Dhien dance presented various dance such as Pemulia Jamee, Rapa’i Geleng, Hata Sopisik, Rantak, Prang Sabibilah, Rampoe Guel and Saman Gayo as well as traditional Acehnese song and music. Prior to the performance, on June 17th 2011, Ambassador Maruli Tua Sagala was interviewed on live by Duna TV (one of the national TV station in Hungary) regarding the Aceh Culture performance. the interview was part of the interactive which present art and culture of various countries. Saman Gayo and Ambassador Sagala’s interview was highly as the request of the day.

The culture performance received a wide attention from the media as well as from the Hungarians. This could be seen from the enthusiasm of the audience who packed the place where the performance were held. In each city approximately around 750 audiences packed the building.


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