Less than 10 days to go… we are getting exited for the event.
Everybody who is involved are gearing up for the event, we had a rehearsal last weekend and those who will perform in the event had a feel of the stage and the venue.
On our flyer, we said we are having Indonesian Food for sale, Fashion Show, Folk Tales and Gamelan music, the truth is, there will be a lot more than that. Rehearsing their ability were the children of BIS members who will dance at the event opening, as well as the Indonesian Students from PPI who are studying in various colleges in and around Bristol.
Did I mentioned dance?
Yes we will have several dance performances at the event, not only the girls, but by their moms as well as fully ornate Javanese Dance performed by a native Bristolians, who are specially trained for Javanese (a full biography of the Dance is here).
We are also having DaDili Dance performed with the DaDili Band. DaDili is a dance group from our neighbouring country, East Timor, who will perform their traditional dance. Here is part of their performance when they were in Brussels.
Will there be music?
DaDili group will perform the full package, which means they are not only going to dance but also the team will come with their music group, who will also play some East Timorese as well as Indonesian folk songs.
But that’s not all, also there is an Indonesian Minimalis Acoustic Band which will perform, the band called “BRISIK“, which literally means “noisy”, its a Bristol-based minimalist band. The name stands for Bristol Indonesian Acoustic. The band was founded by Ekky Imanjaya (42, guitar/backing vocal, PhD Student, University of East Anglia), Putu Suwarta (34, bass, PhD Student, University of Bristol), and Mey Manalu (32, vocal, Master student, University of Bristol) early this year. The band mainly plays Indonesian popular and folk songs.
Mewa Pereira, another Indonesian singer who also lives and works (not as a singer) in Bristol will perform at this event, with our ‘BIS’ advisor, Mr. Eddy Manurung and Indonesian students who happen to play a music instrument will show off their skill along with Mewa.
Last but not least, there will also be a surprise type of music, performed as a karaoke, very energetic type of music for the grass roots Indonesian which has only become popular over the last 30 years.
Come along to the Indonesian Iconic Dishes & Folk Tales Event and you’ll be entertained all the time you are there as it’s full of action events, not only about Indonesian food, but also about the sound and music, about movement and dance and off course the networking with Indonesians in Bristol.