BANDUNG-Angklung recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 16 November 2010. From that moment Angklung become a form of world recognized culture originated from Indonesia.
To commemorate the determination by UNESCO, this year Saung Angklung Udjo again held an art that lifted the angklung's satisfaction as an Indonesian cultural heritage especially from West Java.
"Since November 1, angklung recital has been done in Udjo, until November 15th, then the journey will be held on 18-19 November and the last of 7th Angklung Pride," said Taofik Udjo, the manager of Saung Angklung Udjo, Thursday (16 / 11).
He said, 6th Angklung Pride last year attended and opened directly by Vice Governor of West Java Dedy Mizwar, this year will likely be the same. The implementation of Angklung Pride is at Kebon Awi Udjo Cijaringao, on Sunday 19 November.
"Maintaining, regenerating and promoting angklung is a big task to be done after the declaration by UNESCO 2010 and then, If not done then it could be revoked again," he said.
But after seven years passed, according to him, UNESCO is still not revoked, it is because angklung now has become part of the life of the people of Indonesia especially West Java. Whereas if in the first two years set no activities that can develop angklung, then it could be revoked from UNESCO. jo