BANDUNG-A total of 6,000 students from elementary / junior high school / vocational school from various areas in West Java as well as the university students of Bandung gathered in the yard of Gedung Sate Sunday (20/11) to celebrate 6 years of the enactment of a musical instrument Angklung as World Cultural Heritage Objects by Unesco since 18 November 2010.
Also present at the event entitled "Angklung's Day 2016, Cruising the Archipelago" West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan, Chairman of Commission II DPRD of West Java Ridho Budiman, Head of Tourism and Culture of West Java Ida Hernida, as well as relevant officials in the West Java province, and the Big Family of Bumi Siliwangi (Kabumi) Indonesian Education University (UPI) as event organizers.
Through this celebration, as a world cultural heritage Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) representing the West Java provincial government and citizens of Pasundan Land remains committed to maintain and preserve Angklung.
Aher said that currently Angklung has belonged to the world, but West Java community should be the leader in securing and preserving Angklung, so resound will continue to be heard throughout parts of the world.
"People of West Java should be at the front in preserving Angklung belongs to the world," Aher spoke in his speech.
Angklung's Day 2016 participants came from 143 schools, the kindergarten, elementary, Junior High School, High School / Vocational School, Special School, and the university students from Bandung, Bogor, Tasikmalaya, Purwakarta, Tangerang, to Jakarta. In keeping with the theme this year "Angklung's Day 2016, Cruising the Archipelago" presented various typical dance performance areas such as Papua, Sumatra, West Java, and other areas to dangdut and abroad song accompanied by playing Angklung by participants in the mat "Lalajo Puppet" (Watch Wayang).
UPI Kabumi parties also committed to continue in preserving the world heritage of West Java. Through Angklung's Day event to be held each year, Kabumi hopes it can give benefits to bring the love of Indonesian children and young people, so that it will be embedded in their identity values and meanings contained in every national culture that exists.
In this event also attended by guests came from South Australia. They are 16 students who will be in Bandung for up to two months. They will learn about the culture of Sunda, Sundanese, and other Indonesian culture