Aceh to host traditional musical instrument event in 2022

Either way, culture is a heritage from our ancestors that we must preserve.

Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi (ANTARA) – Aceh province was named to host the Indonesian National Traditional Musical Instrument Exhibition in 2022 after Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, became the host in 2021.

“Next year, Insya Allah (God willing), based on the outcome of the coordination meeting, Aceh province will host for 2022,” said Asrun Lio, head of the education department. and culture of Southeast Sulawesi, at the 2021 Indonesia National Traditional Musical Instrument Exhibition here on Monday.

Aceh province will become the 13th host of the event after Kendari in southeast Sulawesi becomes the 12th host from November 22-26, 2021.

The exhibition was first held at the National Museum in Jakarta in 2010. The 11th exhibition in 2020 took place in Ambon, in the Moluccas.

“Congratulations to Aceh for being chosen to host the Indonesian Traditional Music Exhibition in 2022,” Lio commented.

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He explained that the national exhibition was an annual program held in rotation in 31 museums across Indonesia.

The purpose of the exhibition was to disseminate information to the people regarding the diversity of traditional music across Indonesia, introduce them to the local culture and enhance their knowledge, and enhance the appreciation of citizens for the museum. .

The exhibition in Kendari was personally opened by Southeast Sulawesi Deputy Governor Lukman Abunawas, and attendees included the head of the province’s Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) and several other guests.

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“Either way, the culture is a legacy from our ancestors that we must preserve,” noted Abunawas when opening the event nationwide.

One of the efforts to advance the culture is to organize a national exhibition of traditional Indonesian musical instruments, he said.

“The museum has a public service that could showcase and promote local culture as well as shape the character of Indonesians,” he said.

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