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Generally, puppet is performed in Javanese language. But in France, there is puppet performance in French language. The show was conducted at Cultural Hall of the Indonesian embassy, Paris, France on Saturday (27/4). The puppet performance in the story of Babad Wana Marta was carried out by Ki Dalang Christophe Moure. Moure is a former scholarship recipient of Darmasiswa. Educational and Cultural attaché of the  Indonesian embassy in Paris Warsito said that shadow puppet show in France is called theatre d'ombre (shadow theater). The show which is also known with the term of marionettes d'ombre is already familiar for French people.

Indonesian embassy in London, the United Kingdom cooperated with Indonesian Student Association of Oxford to conduct Indonesian art and cultural performance-MOSAIC at Oxford on April 27, 2019. The event was opened by Indonesian Ambassador to the UK concurrently Ireland and International Maritime Organization (IMO), Dr. Rizal Sukma and Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councellor Colin Cook. Degung Gamelan of Sekar Engal led by Simon Cook with Sindhen Sicilia who sang a song ‘Teupang Asih’ became opening presentation of the event. Performance of Angklung Ensemble of London group was led by Mrs. Hana A. Satriyo and the performance was enlivened with MOSAIC art and culture. In addition, there was also Indonesian martial art performance by Prof. Philip Davies and his partners from Federation of UK Pencak Silat and the visitors could enjoy Indonesian typical foods such as Rendang, satay, meatball, and many others.

Islamic Cooperation Organization conducted Tolerance and Cultural Festival of Islam in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -UAE. On Thursday (25/4), Minister of Tolerance of UAE, Syekh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan officially opened the event which was conducted until Saturday (27/4). Officials of Indonesian Tourism Ministry and the Indonesian embassy in Abu Dhabi also participated in the event. They presented Indonesia art cultural performance, including archipelagic dances, Angklung, Sasando, Gambus, and carnival fashion.

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