Muhibah Angklung Team Performs at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., United States on a Cultural Mission

- 12 July 2022 13:47 WIB
The Muhibah Angklung team performing in front of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C., United States on Friday, July 8, 2022. (Photo/Muhibah Angklung Team) (Muhibah Angklung Team)
The Muhibah Angklung team performing in front of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C., United States on Friday, July 8, 2022. (Photo/Muhibah Angklung Team) (Muhibah Angklung Team)

JAKARTADAILY.ID - The Muhibah Angklung band from Bandung, West Java performed at one of the largest museum complexes in the United States, the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.

This July, the Angklung Muhibah band is on a cultural mission to the United States to promote Indonesian cultural heritage through the angklung instrument.

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"This is a very prestigious place, the queue can be one to two years to be able to appear at the Smithsonian," said Prof. Popy Rufaidah, Education and Culture Attaché at the Indonesian Embassy in Washington DC in a press release received by JakartaDaily.id on Monday, July 11, 2022.

Muhibah Angklung Team Leader Maulana M. Syuhada said the team he led did not only perform at the Smithsonian but also on the western coast of the U.S.

In coordination with the Indonesian Embassy in Washington, D.C. through the Education and Culture Attache with the Indonesian Consulate General in New York, the Indonesian Consulate General in Chicago, and the Indonesian Consulate General in San Francisco, to carry out cultural missions in New York, Washington, Manitowoc, Chicago, Boise, and San Francisco.

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Some of the songs performed by the Angklung Muhibah Team included "Jali-jali" from Jakarta, "Janger" from Bali, and "Yamko Rambe Yamko" from Papua, which was combined with traditional dances.

The team also performed international hit songs across a variety of genres such as "Pompeii" from Bastille, "Nothing Else Matter" from Metallica, "Mamma Mia" from ABBA, and "New York-New York" by Frank Sinatra.

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