JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian Ministry of Education collaborates with the Atma Nusvantara Jati Foundation (Atsanti) to organize the Nusantara Music Innovation Competition (Linmtara) in September 2022.
The event, which is open to the public, can be joined by musical groups with a minimum of four members and a maximum of eight people. Participants are also free to collaborate with foreign nationals (foreigners) up to one person.
"Linmtara must be a means that contributes concretely in strengthening character, resilience, diplomacy, and improving the welfare of actors," said Director of Film, Music, and Media, Ministry of Education, Ahmad Mahendra, Tuesday, July 19, 2022.
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Mahendra added, Linmtara can be joined by young people from all provinces and hopes that this competition will further strengthen the traditional music ecosystem.
"Thus, Linmtara's achievements do not stop at innovation, but also must be able to open up good industrial opportunities to strengthen our traditional music ecosystem. Moreover, enrichment of literacy, expansion of appreciation, and publication of works are the pillars of organizing Linmtara," continued Mahendra.
Linmtara is an Indonesian music competition that is specifically aimed at encouraging the younger generation of Indonesia to love the rich culture of Indonesian traditional music more through the concept of creative, innovative, and contemporary expression without leaving the nation's cultural identity.
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Its orientation is to represent a dynamic preservation spirit in responding to global demands and challenges while still carrying the distinctive identity of traditional music diversity.
Furthermore, the Chair of the Linmtara Committee, Setyawan Jayantoro said that there were 242 groups, from 29 provinces and 120 cities/regencies that were registered in the Linmtara program in 2021.
"This achievement is certainly a crucial record that shows the enthusiasm of the community, especially the spirit of the younger generation in participating in developing traditional musical innovations of the archipelago through various forms of creativity that are very promising," he explained.
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Meanwhile, the Chairperson of the Atsanti Foundation, Nilo Wardhani, emphasized that the existence of the Linmtara program must be able to strengthen our footing as a great nation to continue to explore the spiritual values of the archipelago's culture as reflected in traditional music.
"The young generation of Indonesia can be encouraged to continuously actualize the richness and diversity of traditional Indonesian music as material for creativity in music creation that reflects the spirit of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika in the contemporary context through this event," said Nilo.
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