[PRESS RELEASE] Gebyar Indonesia 2019 – Embracing Diversity in Indonesian-Dutch Cultural Collaboration

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Contributor of Gebyar Indonesia 2019

Wageningen, 29 October 2019 – Indonesian Student Association in Wageningen (PPI Wageningen) had organised the Gebyar Indonesia 2019 at Orion Building-The Spot, a place where Wageningen University academics from various countries gather, play and relax. Gebyar Indonesia 2019 was held with the aim of commemorating Indonesian youth pledge day and introducing the diversity of Indonesian culture to the international community in Wageningen.

This year, the Gebyar Indonesia began with traditional games such as the game of marbles (pebbles), bekel balls, and eating crackers. Not only the game, the participants of the event also seemed enthusiastic to queue to taste various culinary cuisine such as the Selat Solo (Indonesian beef steak), Semur Ayam, Gado-Gado (Indonesian Salad), Perkedel, Kaastengel, and Kue Cubit which had a value of acculturation between Dutch-Indonesian. The culinary was served as a form of modern diplomacy in order to strengthen relations between cultural heritages. The participants also seemed enthusiastic to visit the Science booth that presented the facts of traditional Indonesian food science such as pletok beer, tempe semangit, and dangke. In addition, there was a batik exhibition booth that displayed tools for batik including techniques, history, types, and examples of batik products in Indonesia.

 

Visitor played the Game of Eating Cracker

 

Science Booth: An Indonesian Student explained about ‘Science behind Indonesian Foods’

After that, the main series of events began with remarks from the Chairperson of the Committee, Chairperson of PPI Wageningen, and continued with remarks from Mr. Din Wahid, a representative from the education attache for the Indonesian Embassy in the Netherlands. The performance began with an opening act that showed the combination of dancing, theatrical, and flag-raising performance with the accompaniment of Indonesian Pusaka song.

After that, Indonesian National Anthem-Indonesia Raya was sung together. After the opening, Wagenesia vocal group sang a medley of Indonesian songs namely Es Lilin (West Java), Sik Sik Sibatumanikam (North Sumatra), Rasa Sayange (Maluku), Gundul Gundul Pacul (Central Java), Janger (Bali), Si Patokaan (North Sulawesi) ), Cik Cik Periuk (West Kalimantan), Yamko Rambe Yamko (Papua), Indonesian Heritage, and Youth. This event was held lively and approximately, there were 300 participants coming to this event.

 

Keynote speech by Mr. Din Wahid
The visitor of Gebyar Indonesia 2019 Event
Opening Act of Gebyar Indonesia 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4grqhJT3Qj0

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_r1_USjASA

 

The event continued with traditional dance, including Muli Betanggai (Lampung), Mappadendang (South Sulawesi), Muang Sangkal (East Java), Belibis (Bali), and continued with a fashion show. The event took place lively along with the performance of Angklung Wageningen that sang the song of Yamko Rambe Yamko (traditional song from Papua Province) and Kopi Dangdut. Afterward, this event was followed by the acoustic performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADTgscVMA20

 

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Gebyar Indonesia was closed with a Poco-Poco (Maluku) dance flashmob which was performed enthusiastically by all participants. This flashmob is a form of brotherhood and togetherness that warm the civitas academics of Wageningen University by the spirit of youth pledge.

Enthusiasm of the Audience in Gebyar Indonesia 2019

By: Rio Lawandra (The Chairman of Gebyar Indonesia Event)[:id]

Foto para Kontributor Gebyar Indonesia 2019

 

Wageningen, 29 Oktober 2019 – PPI Wageningen telah menyelenggarakan acara Gebyar Indonesia 2019 di Gedung Orion, The Spot, tempat dimana para civitas akademika Wageningen University dari berbagai negara berkumpul, bermain dan bersantai. Gebyar Indonesia 2019 diadakan dengan tujuan untuk memperkenalkan ragam budaya Indonesia sekaligus memperingati hari sumpah pemuda bagi masyarakat internasional di Wageningen.

Pada tahun ini, Gebyar Indonesia dimulai dengan permainan tradisional seperti permainan kelereng (kerikil), bola bekel, dan lomba makan kerupuk. Tidak hanya permainan, para peserta acara juga tampak antusias mengantri untuk mencicipi ragam sajian kuliner seperti Selat Solo, Ajaam Semoer, Gado-Gado, Perkedel, Kaastengel, dan Kue Cubit yang memiliki nilai akulturasi antara Belanda-Indonesia. Kuliner tersebut dihidangkan sebagai bentuk diplomasi modern dalam rangka memperkuat hubungan antar warisan budaya. Para peserta juga tampak antusias mengunjungi stan pengetahuan yang menyajikan fakta sains makanan tradisional Indonesia seperti bir pletok, tempe semangit, dan dangke. Selain itu, ada juga stan pameran batik yang menampilkan alat-alat untuk membatik termasuk teknik, sejarah, jenis, dan contoh produk batik di Indonesia.

 

Para Pengunjung Gebyar Indonesia Melakukan Permainan Makan Kerupuk

 

Stand Ilmu Pengetahuan: Mahasiswi Indonesia menjelaskan ‘Science behind Indonesian Foods’

Setelah itu, rangkaian acara utama dimulai dengan sambutan dari Ketua Panitia, Ketua PPI Wageningen, dan dilanjutkan dengan sambutan dari Bapak Din Wahid perwakilan dari atase pendidikan untuk KBRI Belanda. Penampilan dimulai dengan pembukaan (opening) yang pada tahun ini, acara dibuka dengan pertunjukkan pengibaran bendera merah putih, tarian, serta teatrikal dengan iringan lagu Indonesia Pusaka.

Setelah itu, dilanjutkan menyanyikan lagu Indonesia Raya secara bersama. Setelah pembukaan,  Wagenesia vocal group menyanyikan medley lagu nusantara yaitu Es Lilin (Jawa Barat), Sik Sik Sibatumanikam (Sumatra Utara), Rasa Sayange (Maluku), Gundul Gundul Pacul (Jawa Tengah), Janger (Bali), Si Patokaan (Sulawesi Utara), CIk Cik Periuk (Kalimantan Barat), Yamko Rambe Yamko (Papua), Indonesia Pusaka, dan Pemuda. Acara berlangsung meriah dan diperkirakan peserta yang hadir mencapai kurang lebih 300 peserta.

 

Sambutan dari Bapak Din Wahid
Pengunjung Acara Gebyar Indonesia 2019
Aksi Pertujukkan Pembukaan Gebyar Indonesia 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4grqhJT3Qj0

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_r1_USjASA

 

Acara dilanjutkan dengan tari tradisional, diantaranya Muli Betanggai (Lampung), Mappadendang (Sulawesi Selatan), Muang Sangkal (Jawa Timur), Belibis (Bali), dan dilanjutkan dengan fashion show. Acara berlangsung meriah seiring dengan penampilan dari Angklung Wageningen yang membawakan lagu Yamko Rambe Yamko (Papua) dan Kopi Dangdut, dilanjutkan dengan acoustic performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADTgscVMA20

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=covy-ppkd4U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haSmSr_Gb70

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShJWEsntgJM

Acara Gebyar Indonesia ditutup dengan flashmob tarian Poco-Poco (Maluku) yang diikuti oleh seluruh peserta dengan penuh keanekaragaman, antusias, dan keceriaan sebagai wujud persaudaraan dan kebersamaan yang hangat civitas akademika Wageningen University oleh semangat sumpah pemuda.

Antusiasme penonton Acara Gebyar Indonesia

Ditulis Oleh: Rio Lawandra (Ketua Panitia Gebyar Indonesia 2019)[:]

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