BANDUNG CITY- Acting Regional Secretary (Sekda) of West Java (West Java) Daud Achmad opened Angklung's Day in 2019 in the Gedung Sate Building in Bandung, Sunday (11/24/19) by vibrating angklung with 6,000 kindergarten-high school students from 133 angklung groups in West Java .
Daud rate, Angklung's Day by involving students throughout West Java is a positive activity to preserve angklung.
"I am sure they will be imprinted in their hearts that this angklung is really traditional Indonesian music, especially traditional music in West Java," said Daud.
Daud also believes that through the momentum of Angklung's Day the preservation of musical instruments made from bamboo can be sustainable and even develop not only in Indonesia but also the world.
Because, Daud said angklung was able to play international musical tones such as songs from regions of South Africa, Mexico, Japan, Australia and Brazil.
In addition, Daud also asked the Department of Tourism and Culture of West Java Province to collaborate with the West Java Provincial Education Office to be more keen to introduce angklung, including at tourist attractions.
"I am sure that in school units there is usually an angklung group, so we must take care of this angklung group. How to treat it? Show them in hotels, especially in hotels that are used to accommodate (especially) foreign tourists, "said Daud.
"(Appearing) like that I experienced myself in middle school, a pride for children and even now I appreciate it, I respect angklung, and want to continue to preserve it," he added.
The Angklung’s Day event was held by KABUMI (Bumi Siliwangi Great Family University of Indonesian Education and has been held for nine years since angklung was designated as an intangible world cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2010.
In the event, the participants also played a medley of regional songs from all over the archipelago starting from North Sumatra, West Java, Central Java, Bali, to Papua.