On Saturday noon, 28 September 2019, the Swedish-Indonesian Society (SIS) held a cultural event at Alviks Kulturhus that aims to introduce the Indonesian’s rich and diverse cultures to the Swedes. Under the motto “Batik – from Indonesia to the World”, the event’s concept was introduced in “Pasar Malam” style that literally means night market. During the event, there are a lot of things offered from food, cultural performance, dance, and music.
The event was organized in collaboration with Bilda, Indonesian Student Association in Sweden (PPI Swedia), and The Embassy of Republic Indonesia in Stockholm (KBRI Stockholm).
The highlight of the SIS event can be seen at:
Indonesian Bazaar (Pasar Malam) 2019 video by: Tutut Handayani
The event presented how rich and diverse Indonesia is in terms of cultural differences and uniqueness. Different regions present different people, different backgrounds and performances. Vocals (duet/group), band (hagen), batik guitar, fun audience dance, food sales, tortor dance, ondel-ondel dance, maumere line dance, poco-poco line dance, acoustic performance, poetry recitation, “ojo dipleroki” dance, saman dance, interactive angklung, angklung performance (angklung ensemble), interactive gamelan, gamelan performance, and batik fashion show.
Below are several documentations during the event:
“Batik Fashion Show” photo by Mochamad Sunaryadi
“Gamelan Performance” photo by Mochamad Sunaryadi
“Interactive Gamelan Session” by Mochamad Sunaryadi
“Angklung Performance” this picture was taken by Azhar F.
“Interactive Angklung Session” photo by by Mochamad Sunaryadi
“Saman Traditional Dance from Aceh” photo by Mochamad Sunaryadi
“Poetry Recitation” photo by Mochamad Sunaryadi
“Ojo Dipleroki Dance” photo by Mochamad Sunaryadi
“Poco-Poco Line Dance” photo by Tahir Pakuwibowo
“Ondel-Ondel Dance” photo by Mochamad Sunaryadi
“Tortor Dance from North Sumatra” photo by Mochamad Sunaryadi
“Maumere Line Dance” photo by Mochamad Sunaryadi
I myself was one of the performers in which I demonstrated Pencak Silat men’s single. Pencak Silat is the authentic Indonesian Traditional Martial Arts. The technique I demonstrated is called “The Minang Technique” from Perisai Diri. Keluarga Silat Nasional Perisai Diri is one of the ten historical silat organisations in Indonesia that contributed to the formation of Ikatan Pencak Silat Indonesia (Indonesian Pencak Silat Association).
“Pencak Silat Performance” photo by Mochamad Sunaryadi
The goals of the event were to foster the relationship between Swedish-Indonesian society including Indonesian diasporas and students as well as introduce cultural diversities in Indonesia.
Picture taken by Tahir Pakuwibowo
Picture taken by Mochamad Sunaryadi
Azhar Fuadi Siregar
Master’s Programme in Industrial Management and Innovation
Editor: Annusyirfan Ahmad Fatoni