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Indonesian Summer Weekend: Hanging out at Markk

Written by  Rahma
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Continuing the series of 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Germany, the Indonesian Consulate General (KJRI) in Hamburg along with the Museum am Rothenbaum Kulturen und Kuenste der Welt (MARKK) had held the Indonesian Summer Weekend: Hanging out at MARKK on 1-3 July 2022. The first day’s activity was on Friday (1/7) by carrying out the screening of Indonesian films, namely ‘Surau and Silek’, which performed the traditions and life of the Minangkabau people, West Sumatra, Indonesia. The second day’s activity was on Saturday (2/7) by holding several events, namely folklore Indonesia, performances and workshops for the Merak and Belibis dances, as well as shadow puppet workshops. The second day's activity was an activity for families, so the children also took part in it.

Meanwhile, on the closing day on Sunday (3/7), it also performed again a mini Angklung concert by the Angklung Hamburg Orchestra and a gamelan concert by Gamelan Margi Budoyo. This performance is expected to show a bit of excitement from the previous angklung and gamelan concerts held at the Elbphilharmonie. During the three days of Summer Weekend at MARKK, Indonesian textile products were also displayed by using the eco-print coloring technique. The dyeing techniques and textile dyes used by these textile products are environmentally friendly so that they are expected to penetrate the European market, which currently also prioritizes the ecological side.

The Consul-General of Indonesia Hamburg, Ardian Wicaksono in his remarks on the last day of the activity, expressed his hope that visitors who attended were able to experience Indonesian culture, as well as promote Indonesian tourism which has been open to foreigners since the beginning of 2022. The Indonesian Summer Weekend Activities: Hang out at MARKK was warmly welcomed by the visitors who attended. The interactive activities carried out at the end of the show could attract the enthusiasm of visitors to get to know  and appreciate Indonesian culture.

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