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Colombian Independence Day

HIGHLIGHT on Colombian Embassy in Indonesia: Commemorating National Independence Day, presents Vallenato’s music concert by Colombian musician Eibar Gutiérrez. The Colombian Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. José Renato Salazar (picture above) sharing his speech in the opening remarks.

This event took place on July 20, 2017 at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta and dedicated to Indonesian officials, especially to the Minister of Agriculture H.E. Amran Sulaiman was also present, diplomatic corps and community of Colombians in the city of Jakarta.

H.E. José Renato Salazar also emphasized some issues such as the peace process, the First International Coffee Forum held in Medellin and attended by the Indonesian Minister of Agriculture, the 12th Presidential Summit of the Pacific Alliance as well as the bilateral relations between Colombia and Indonesia in particular ongoing cooperation projects.

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The Minister of Agriculture H.E. Amran Sulaiman (picture above) during the opening speech. The musical concert, sponsored by The Mayflower Marriott Executive Apartments, was led by Eibar Gutierrez musician who lead the music group “Eternal Abril” which consists of five musicians. The invited guests by more than 450 participants enjoyed the night accompanied by the rhythm of Vallenato.

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Vallenato is an Intangible Cultural Heritage
A popular folk music of Colombia. It literally means “born in the valley”. The valley influencing this name is located between the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the Serranía de Perijá in north-east Colombia. Colombia’s traditional Vallenato music has been proclaimed by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage. Picture below of Colombian musician Eibar Gutiérrez.

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The series of Independence Celebrations continue with a music concert held on Sunday July 23rd at Grand Indonesia Mall, where Eibar and his Vallenato music group will play their flagship songs.