Radio Republik Indonesia collaborates with organizing committee of Lomba Cipta Lagu Pop Daerah Nusantara 2018 (Nusantara Regional Pop Song Writing Competition 2018) in organizing Nusantara Regional Pop Song Writing Competition 2018. The Selection has been held from August to November 2018. This competition has been held for the sixth time since 2012. After a press conference at RRI’s Tri Prasetya Gallery, Monday (3/12), Chairman of the Nusantara Regional Pop Song Writing Competition 2018, Sapta Nirwandar, said that this activity was also organized to explore the creative potential of regional musicians and to increase people's love for folk songs.
"Our idealistic target is not only to preserve it, but also we develop the values of the regional language. As we have seen earlier, there are also some regional languages that have already become extinct, so we are trying to revive our love," said Sapta Nirwandar.
Sapta Nirwandar further said that efforts are needed to revive the community, especially among teenagers to love and be proud of regional songs through promotion and various regional song competitions. Sapta added, to make regional songs to be easily enjoyed by the millennial generation, requires good packaging and arrangements so that folk songs become interesting to listen to and to look at and can have a positive impact on the public to love the folk songs. The Nusantara Regional Pop Song Writing Competition 2018 was participated in by 108 songs. Of the 108 songs, 33 regional pop songs were selected in the preliminary round and 10 songs are advancing to the final round. The Final Round of Nusantara Regional Pop Song Writing Competition 2018 will be held at the RRI Abdurrahman Saleh Auditorium and broadcast on RRI on December 6, 2018. (VOI / AHM )