Niasers speak a kind of language related to Malagasy, a very similar to languages & custom with Batak on Sumatra. It is possible that the Niasers have derived from Batak
HIGHLIGHT on Lebanon: Bordered on one side by Mediterranean and on the other by two parallel mountain ranges, Lebanon seems a country suspended between the sky and the sea. Despite its small area (10,452 square km), this is a land, resplendent in its diverse geography, landscape, culture and history.
Upon the arrival to Indonesia, Mrs. Joanna Azzi (picture below) as the Lebanese chargé d’affaires is so impressed with the ‘Unity in Diversity’ here. Indonesia is very similar to Lebanon ~ a Mediterranean county of multiple origins, shaped by 10,000 years of history. She was not only impressed with the motto, but also with the Indonesian cultures through dancing, weather, language and behavior of the Indonesian people that will stay in her mind. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Entertainment and Culture: For the first time in Indonesia, Ciputra Artpreneur in collaboration with The Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, and Pavarotti Foundation, proudly presents a special international tribute concert dedicated to the great legendary tenor from Italy, Luciano Pavarotti, marking the 10th anniversary of his passing. “Pavarotti Forever” to be held on Sunday 26 November 2017, 7 PM, at Ciputra Artpreneur Theater.
It seems remarkable that a decade has already passed since September 6, 2007, when the world mourned one of the most beloved and legendary singers. “I think a life in music is a life spent in beauty and is what I have devoted my life ~ Luciano Pavarotti”. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Art and Culture Exhibition: ISA Art Advisory presents “A House in Bali”, the first solo exhibition of British based Indonesian artist Sinta Tantra in Jakarta. Known for her geometric abstraction and her signature bright color palettes, Tantra’s career came into prominence from her site-specific works in the public realm – combining the disciplines of painting, design, art and architecture both inside and outside the gallery space.
Tantra’s eclectic combination of Eastern and Western culture provides her with a uniquely well-placed perspective from which to visually reinterpret McPhee’s reflections on the relationship between the abstract and the music of Gamelan through her paintings and murals. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Art and Exhibition: Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia menggelar Pameran Seni Rupa Koleksi Galeri Nasional Indonesia mulai tanggal 5 Oktober – 12 November 2017 di National Art Gallery, Palace, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Dalam acara pembukaan Wonders of Indonesia, Duta Besar Republik Indonesia di Sofia, Bulgaria, H.E. Sri Astari Rasjid di National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria (tampak foto diatas). Perhelatan ini digelar dalam rangka Wonders of Indonesia yang digelar oleh Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia di Sofia, Bulgaria. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Art and Exhibition: Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Direktorat Jenderal Kebudayaan, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan ikut meramaikan ajang Europalia Arts Festival Indonesia 2017–2018.
Pameran tersebut menampilkan karya dua perupa Indonesia yaitu Faisal Habibi (Bandung) dan Eko Prawoto (Yogyakarta). Karya Faisal berjudul “Gunungan” dipamerkan pada 17 September 2017 – 21 Januari 2018 di Festival Centre Gedung Dynasty, Brussels. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Art and Education: Galeri Nasional Indonesia bekerja sama dengan Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan meluncurkan program pendidikan terbaru berupa Program Publik Galeri Nasional Indonesia yaitu “KamiSketsa”.
Program Publik ini merupakan layanan edukasi di bidang senirupa, yang bertujuan untuk mengembangkan pengetahuan, wawasan dan kreativitas, serta meningkatkan daya apresiasi senirupa kepada masyarakat luas. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Art and Culture: A Colombian writer Héctor Abad Faciolince participated in the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. He shared a gastronomic talk about Latin American literature and their most recognized works, with other Latin American writers.
The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2017 returns on Oct. 25-29 managed to attract thousands of people to come to Ubud, bringing together some of the world’s most powerful voices in a melting pot of artists, authors, thinkers and performers. The Festival is a platform for meaningful exchange and cross-cultural dialogue. …more