2019 FESTIVAL INDONESIA

Overview

Festival Indonesia 2019 is aimed at strengthening the cultural communication between Indonesian and Korean.
This is definitely an event you don’t want to miss!

2019 FESTIVAL INDONESIA

Festival Contents

  • Period / location
  • Friday, 20 September – Sunday, 22 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza

Cultural Performances & Workshops

Game Event

  • Period / location Friday, 20 September – Sunday, 22 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza

Try all games and test out your luck! Unique prizes from Indonesia are waiting for you!

Cultural Performances & Workshops

Workshop on Batik

  • Period / location Friday, 20 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza

Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique, originated from Indonesia. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting, or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap. The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to color selectively by soaking the cloth in one color, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colors are desired. In October 2009, UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Interested in creating the fine art of batik? Join us to learn the technique of creating batik on cotton cloth. Participants will explore various tools and methods for building multiple layers of hot wax and dyes to cotton, techniques for mixing dyes and dying fabrics. This workshop is limited for 15 participants, secure your seat by RSVP to Mr. Sugiarto on 02-2224-9038 and/or email to pensosbud.seoul@gmail.com.

In case of cancellation of the Batik Workshop, it will be substituted by Bahasa Indonesia Workshop.

Cultural Performances & Workshops

Dangdut Performance

  • Period / location Friday and Sunday, 20 and 22 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza

Dangdut is a genre of Indonesian folk and traditional popular music that is partly derived from Hindustani and Arabic music. Dangdut is a very popular genre in Indonesia because of its melodious instrumentation and vocals. The popularity of Trot in Korea is comparable to Dangdut in Indonesia. Dangdut features a tabla and traditional drum (gendang) beat. Dangdut is very popular throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, and other Malay-speaking lands. The term dangdut is a Javanese language onomatopoeia for the sound of the tabla drum, which is written as “dang” and “ndut”.

Instruments for Dangdut usually include a tabla, gendang, flute, mandolin, guitars, sitar, drum machines, and synthesizers. It has been expanded from the desert-style music to embrace other musical styles. Modern dangdut incorporates influences from Middle Eastern pop music, Western rock, house music, hip hop music, contemporary R&B, and reggae.

Cultural Performances & Workshops

Flash Mob < Poco-Poco Dance Performance >

  • Period / location Friday, 20 September 2019 and Sunday, 22 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza

Poco-Poco dance is a type of modern dance native to Indonesia, which is then used as a basic movement in gymnastics. This dance takes elements of dance movements from various regions in Indonesia. Therefore, in this dance we can find movements such as throwing javelin, releasing arrows, even farming activities because indeed these movements are widely found in regional dances in Indonesia. The steps depend on the music range from dangdut to cha-cha. This dance is popular among children and adults alike, with only accessible steps, the whole thing is really nice and convivial.

Poco-poco is popular since the 1990s. In the beginning with the military who had served in Timor, the Moluccas and Irian. Poco-poco becomes more and more popular during its development. Poco-poco was made popular by the ABRI. There are many organizations or agencies that practice it routinely internally.

Cultural Performances & Workshops

Gamelan Performance

  • Period / location Saturday, 21 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza

Gamelan is the traditional ensemble music of Java and Bali in Indonesia, made up predominantly of percussive instruments. The most common instruments used are metallophones played by mallets and a set of hand-played drums called kendhang which register the beat. Also, the kemanak (a banana shaped idiophone) and gangsa (another metallaphone) are amongst the commonly used gamelan instruments. Other instruments include xylophones, bamboo flutes, a bowed instrument called a rebab, and even vocalists named sinden.

The name "gamelan" comes from gamel, a Javanese word for a type of hammer used by a blacksmith. Gamelan instruments are often made of metal, and many are played with hammer-shaped mallets, as well. Gamelan commonly played on formal occasions and in many traditional Indonesian ceremonies. For most Indonesians, gamelan is an integral part of Indonesian culture. Varieties of gamelan are distinguished by their collection of instruments and use of voice, tunings, repertoire, style, and cultural context. The varieties are generally grouped geographically, with the principal division between the styles favored by the Balinese, Javanese, and Sundanese people.

Cultural Performances & Workshops

Workshop on Gamelan

  • Period / location Saturday, 21 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza

Feel the experience of playing the traditional ensemble music from Indonesia.
The workshop will be guided by Laras Garis Gamelan Group. Limited seats, only for 15 participants by reservation.
Secure your seat by contacting
Mr. Sugiarto on 02-2224-9038, and / or email to pensosbud.seoul@gmail.com.

Cultural Performances & Workshops

Saman Dance Performance

  • Period / location Saturday, 21 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza

Saman, or also known as the dance of thousand hands. Saman dance usually performed by the Gayo people of Aceh, Sumatra. Originally, the group was exclusively to men. But along with its development, women also often do this dance. In performing this dance, the player sings some songs while doing some attractive movements. A short song (which leads to a short dance) can last for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Long time ago the dance was only performed by young men or boys wearing black costumes with colorful Gayo motifs. The leader of the troupe sits in the middle and sings verses in the Gayo languages while the rest start dancing. The verses can be of religious, humorous or romantic nature. The Saman dance performances provide a glimpse into the lives and culture of the Gayo people.

The dance is characterized by its fast-paced rhythm and common harmony between dancers. These two elements are key figures of Saman and are among the reasons Saman are widely known and practiced in Indonesia, besides being relatively easy to learn. On November 24, 2011, UNESCO officially recognized Aceh's traditional Saman dance as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) named the Saman dance as the best ASEAN cultural preservation effort at the 25th ASEANTA Awards for Excellence 2012.

Cultural Performances & Workshops

Workshop on Saman Dance

  • Period / location Saturday, 21 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza

Engage in one of UNESCO world heritage dance by taking part in this mini workshop and prepare to get fascinated on how fast your hands could dance.
Reserve your seat by contacting
Mr. Sugiarto on 02-2224-9038 and / or email to pensosbud.seoul@gmail.com.
Limited for 15 participants only!

Cultural Performances & Workshops

Kids Choir Performance

  • Period / location Saturday, 21 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza

Watch the adorable choir performance present by kids from Mix-Married Children Indonesia.

Cultural Performances & Workshops

Folk Tales for Kids by Margareth Theresia

  • Period / location Saturday, 21 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza

Looking for some kids’ entertainment? Feel free to listen to Indonesian famous folk tales by joining this reading session. This session will be conducted by Margareth Theresia.

Cultural Performances & Workshops

Indonesian Traditional Songs Performance

  • Period / location Saturday, 21 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza

A group of band consists of talented Indonesian migrant workers will be performing the joyful Indonesian traditional songs.

Cultural Performances & Workshops

Traditional Dance Performance

  • Period / location Sunday, 22 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza

Be prepared to get amazed by Bang Ceng-Ceng and Baladewan dance that will delight your eyes. The creative dance art called "Bang Ceng-Ceng" is a dance which created in a light and playful manner. Taking the basic movements of Petruk, as one of the Javanese shadow puppet figures, the Bang Ceng-Ceng dance combines creativity between motion and music Acapella Mataraman or also known as cangkem. Another dance that will be presented is Baladewa dance from Banyumas, Central Java. This dance is categorized as a heroic dance that generally presented by male dancers. This dance depicts the gallantry and courage against colonialists in the colonial era. The Baladewa dancers called as lengger. Generally, this dance is accompanied by traditional musical instruments, namely calung, which is made of bamboo.

Cultural Performances & Workshops

Jaranan Dance

  • Period / location Sunday, 22 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza

The dramatic genre of the horse dance (jaranan) is part of an age-old Javanese tradition displaying wide local and regional variations. A striking feature of the performances of the majority of horse dance groups is the appearance of trance dancers. These are used as a means of establishing contact with the spirits of the ancestors, who continue to play an important part in the lives of their descendants as moral beacons in the solution of problems and the fulfillment of wishes.

The ritual aspects of horse dance performances are their main distinguishing feature, differentiating these performances from other Javanese dramatic traditions. During each performance, ritual aspects are the main components in the performance of the horse dances starting with the preparations, during the performance, and in their ending. Music is one of the trance triggers. The monotonous music, gradually rising to higher and higher pitch intensity, creates the hypnotic effect needed to trigger the horse dancers to enter into a trance.

Cultural Performances & Workshops

DJ Performance

  • Period / location Friday– Sunday, 22 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza

Listen and feel the excitement of the festival through DJ performance by Foreveryoung from Seoul Institute of Arts. Disc jockey, more commonly abbreviated as DJ, is a person who plays existing recorded music for a live audience. Originally, the disc in disc jockey referred to gramophone records, but now DJ is used as an all-encompassing term to describe someone who mixes recorded music from any source, including cassettes, CDs or digital audio files on a CDJ or laptop.

Cultural Performances & Workshops

Indonesian Pop Song Performance

Listen to some famous Indonesian pop songs which will be presented by Jelita Soo

Cultural Performances & Workshops

Workshop on Gebogan

  • Period / location Sunday, 22 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza

Gebogan is a Balinese offering consisting a series of fruits arranged neatly above a single-footed wooden place. In Balinese language, Gebogan means ‘amount’ which in the old days, the Balinese were using ‘amount’ of their harvested product such as fruits to make gebogan. This offering is consisted of many kinds of fruits, flowers and other ornaments that is arranged from bigger to smaller to form the required shape. It is not just the artistic or aesthetic value of a person needed to make beautiful gebogan, we have also to be patient to stick one by one of the fruits or flowers to its ‘core’ (made from the stem of banana sapling).

The workshop will be guided by Miss Ni Made Kusuma Dewi. Limited seats, only for 15 participants by RSVP to Mr. Sugiarto on 02-2224-9038 and/or email to pensosbud.seoul@gmail.com.

Cultural Performances & Workshops

Cooking Festival ; Delish Indonesia

  • Period / location Sunday, 22 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza

Witness the final of cooking competition of tasty Indonesian cuisines between mosques chefs from Indonesia in South Korea. This competition will be judged by two celebrity chefs, Jia Choi of Korea and William Wongso of Indonesia.

Jia Choi is a Korean food expert who owned O’ngo Food Communications, a Korean company which provides cooking classes and food tours for travelers. Whilst, William Wongso is a culinary expert from Indonesia, specializing in Asian and European cuisine who is also the owner of various restaurants. Additionally, Wongso is responsible for the composition of dishes on flights for national airline company Garuda Indonesia. But most of all, this chef is an international ambassador for the Indonesian Cuisine.

Performing Artists

Performing Artists: Kelompok Tari Tradisional Indonesia

Kelompok Tari Tradisional Indonesia (KTTI) is an Indonesian Traditional Dance Group which consists of Indonesian students, workers, and housewives which are joined by some other foreigner expats who lives in South Korea. This group was formed in 2009 by an Indonesian citizen who loves dance and wants to introduce one of Indonesian cultures in Korea. KTTI has performed in many diplomatic dinners, travel fairs, international cultural events, and some company big events. KTTI also has won some titles in some competitions and one of the proudest one was the annual cultural competition of the Southeast Asian nations in Korea, “Bravo! ASEAN in Korea”. KTTI won for 3 consecutive years (2010-2012) and made into the final in 2013. KTTI is open for public, so anyone both Indonesian citizens and foreigners, beginners or dance professionals are allowed to practice together for free.

Performing Artists

Performing Artists: Putri Ayu

Putri Ayu Silaen commonly known as Putri Ayu, is an Indonesian soprano singer who previously dabbled in the pop genre. She began to sing classical song when she joined Pesparawi competition, a classical singing competition, in which she won a gold medal. After that she became more interested in the classical genre and joined “Indonesia Mencari Bakat”, an Indonesian television talent show competition as a classical singer at age 12, where she became the runner-up. At age 14, Putri Ayu was chosen as one of the winners Born to Sing Asia – David Foster contest. She has sung in the Netherlands, Singapore, China, Australia and Timor Leste. She also has sung at international events including SEA Games, Bali Democracy Forum VI and the 12th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention in Chengdu, China.

Performing Artists

Performing Artists: Seok Da Hye

Seok Da Hye: Although Dangdut is one of the popular folk music for Indonesian, Seok Da Hye as a Korean who has lived for one year in Indonesia also enjoying Dangdut. She is even recognized as a Korean Dangdut Singer.

Performing Artists

Performing Artists: DJ Foreveryoung from Seoul Institute of Arts

DJ Foreveryoung is a talented DJ from Seoul Institute of Arts. She has performed and participated in several events, including Bluebird Project 1st Exhibition with HA:TFELT in 2018 and Ansan International Street Festival in 2019.

Performing Artists

Performing Artists: Laras Garis

Laras Garis is a music group that plays gamelan instruments, namely traditional Indonesian ensemble music. Members of Laras Garis consist of Indonesian and South Korean citizens. The formation of the Laras Garis group is expected to be able to preserve one of the Indonesian traditional musical instruments and to encourage South Korean to become more familiar with gamelan and Indonesia.

Performing Artists

Performing Artists: Mix-Married Children Indonesia

The children's choir group "Mix-Married Children Indonesia" consists of children whose parents, whether their father or mother, have non-Indonesian citizenship. This children's choir group also performed in several events organized by the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul.

Performing Artists

Performing Artists: 291+ Band

291+ Band is one of the bands consisting of Indonesian migrant workers in South Korea. The band also performed in several events organized by the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul.

Performing Artists

Performing Artists: Rifkhi and friends

Rifkhi and Friends: Remarkable traditional dance moves by the talented Indonesian migrant workers. Rifkhi and Friends also performed in several events organized by the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul.

Performing Artists

Performing Artists: Kesenian Jaranan

Kesenian Jaranan: Kesenian Jaranan is a community formed to preserve and spread Indonesian culture in South Korea. The meaning of the word “Jaranan” is horse dance, this art is categorized as one of the ancient Javanese traditions. Kesenian Jaranan consists of migrant workers from Indonesia in South Korea, and this community is open for public.

Performing Artists

Performing Artists: Jelita Soo

Listen to some of Indonesian pop songs presented by Jelita Soo who known as one of the famous Korean youtuber in Indonesia.

Special Guest Star

Special Guest Star: Inul Daratista

Inul Daratista is the queen of dangdut singer and performance artist from Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia. She became nationally famous in 2003, and is known for her drilling style of dancing. Inul until now has nine albums and managed to get awards for her works. At the 2014 SCTV Music Award event, Inul was awarded as the Most Popular Dangdut Singer and The Most Popular Dangdut Song. In 2015 at the same award event, she was awarded again as the Most Popular Dangdut Singer.

Business Forum is coming to give the opportunities for Korean entrepreneurs to seek more knowledge on investing in Indonesia
Interested in knowing more about investment in Indonesia? Secure your exclusive seat by contacting Ms. Kim Jung Eim on 02-2224-9052.
  • Period / location
  • Friday, 20 September 2019 at Emerald Room and Peacock Suite Lotte Hotel

Business Forum;

Invest Indonesia

  • Period / location Friday, 20 September 2019
    Emerald Room and Peacock Suite Lotte Hotel

Indonesia Vision for 2020 - 2025 is to emphasizing on making Indonesia a more productive and competitive nation amid rapid and unpredictable global environment. In line with the vision, Business Forum is coming to give the opportunities for Korean entrepreneurs to seek more knowledge on investing in Indonesia. Indonesia’s priority sectors for investment are infrastructure and the new big deals. Infrastructure consists of energy, transportation, road, railway, airport, seaport, industrial estates, manufacturing industry, maritime and agriculture. The new big deals are tourism and lifestyle industry including creative economy and digital industry.

Our Business Forum consists of four main events, namely Panel Presentation, Market Sounding, Business Clinic and One on One Business Matchmaking. The forum will be limited to 150 entrepreneurs by reservation only. Interested in knowing more about investment in Indonesia? Secure your exclusive seat by contacting Ms. Kim Jung Eim on 02-2224-9052.

Friday, September 20th / Emerald Room, Hotel Lotte Seoul

Time Event Remarks
09:30 - 10:00 Session I: Registration
10:00 - 10:45 Official Ceremony
10:50 - 11:00 Break Time
11:00 - 12:00 Session II: Why Indonesia?
Talk show about the success stories of South Korean entrepreneurs in Indonesia
Programs:
1. Video playback (Max. 2,5 minutes each speaker)
2. Talk show, 4 speakers: KEB Hana, Samick, Chong Kun Dang, Pan Pacific* (TBC)

(Moderator - Kenneth Choi, The Chosun Ilbo)

12:00 - 13:00 Session III: What Indonesia offers? Programs:
1. Presentation on Opportunities in the Indonesian Tourism Industry by Traveloka
2. Presentation on the Development of E-commerce and Logistics in Indonesia by Bukalapak & Qraved* (TBC)
3. 3. Presentation on the Halal Industry in Indonesia by Modern Halal Valley
13:00 - 13:45 Lunch Time
13:45 - 15:00 Session IV: How can we support? Programs:
1. Presentation on Foreign Investment Policies in Indonesia by BKPM-RI
2. Presentation on Visa Policy by the Director General of Immigration
3. 3. Presentation on Tax Incentive Policy in the Investment Sector by the Director General of Tax
4. Presentation on Indonesia's Economic Zones*
15:00 - 16:00 Business Clinic and One on One Business Matching < Business Clinic >
 1. Directorate General of Tax
 2. Directorate General of Immigration
 3. Educational Booth of Pepper Secret
 4. Provincial Government in Indonesia

  < One on One Business Matching >
 1. Developers of Economic Zones in Indonesia
 2. Traveloka, Bukalapak / Qraved, Modern Halal Valley

Diplomatic reception is a series of events to enliven Indonesia's Independence Day.
The event is limited to invitation only.
  • Period / location
  • Friday, 20 September 2019 at Crystal Ballroom, Lotte Hotel

Diplomatic Reception

Diplomatic Reception

  • Period / location Friday, 20 September 2019 at Crystal Ballroom, Lotte Hotel

Diplomatic reception is a series of events to enliven Indonesia's Independence Day. The event is limited to invitation only. Diplomatic reception will be attended by the ambassadors, diplomatic corps and other counterparts of Indonesian Embassy in Seoul.

Friday, September 20th / Crystal Ballroom, Hotel Lotte Seoul

Time Event Remarks
18:30 - 18:50 Guest Arrival
18:50 - 18:55 Welcome Dance By KTTI (TBC)
18:55 - 18:57 Opening By MC
18:57 - 19:01 Indonesian National Anthem Led by Putri Ayu
19:01 - 19:05 Korean National Anthem (play back)
19:05 - 19:12 Opening Remarks By Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia continued with toast
19:12 - 19:19 Congratulatory Remarks By Guest of Honor continued with toast
19:20 - 19:22 Taking Commemorative Pictures ASEAN Ambassadors and Guest of Honor
19:22 - Dinner is started
19:30 - 20:00 Singing Performance By Putri Ayu

Take part in one of the biggest Indonesia creative products exhibition in Seoul!
We will exhibit high-quality Indonesian products made by Small and Medium Enterprises which are available in some 30 booths, namely
  • Period / location
  • Friday, 20 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza

Creative Product Exhibition

Fashion & Batik

Creative Product Exhibition

Handicraft Products

Creative Product Exhibition

Bags & Shoes

Creative Product Exhibition

Decorative Items

Creative Product Exhibition

Jewelry & Accessories

Creative Product Exhibition

Coffee

Creative Product Exhibition

Food & Snacks

Creative Product Exhibition

Tourism