Inidata.id - Hadrah Kampong Melayu enlivened the night of the Kampong Melayu Benua Melayu Laut (BML) Art and Culture Festival along the waterfront of the Kapuas River, Pontianak City, West Kalimantan.
Residents who were enjoying the waterfront atmosphere were presented with performances of Malay dance and music that were thick from various groups and communities. Not only that, the whole community was also late dancing Jepin mingling with the dancers.
Head of the Pontianak City Education and Culture Office, Sri Sujiarti said, this agenda was carried out as a form of preservation as well as introducing various types of culture in Pontianak City, especially to young people.
He said, Malay dance and music in Pontianak City have the potential to perform at the national and international levels.
"Especially now that the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology has started to include artists in schools. It will be an extracurricular. In Pontianak City, we have prepared 16 schools and each year they will be evaluated," he said after opening the Kampong Melayu Arts and Culture Festival agenda, in BML Village, South Pontianak District today.
Take advantage of the Kapuas River View
Similar festivals are regularly held three to four times a year. However, for the festival by taking advantage of the views of the Kapuas River, Sri said, this is the first time it has been held. He explained that various cultural festivals had been held, including the Carbide Cannon Festival, Bridal Procession, Cap Go Meh and Gawai Dayak.
"Every year we propose the determination of Cultural Conservation and Intangible Cultural Heritage. We also carry out an inventory of inputting cultural data in Pontianak City to the Central Government, in this case the Ministry of Education and Culture and Research and Technology," he said.