Analisaaceh.com, Pekanbaru The Office of Culture and Tourism of Aceh (Disbudpar) helped the Rampagoe Art Studio from Banda Aceh to participate in the Bandar Serai Festival event 2022 in Pekanbaru in Riau Province.
The event, organized by the Begawai Riau Independent Foundation, took place from 19 to 26 June 2022 with the theme “The Art of Healing”.
The event raised various issues amid a pandemic and major environmental damage. The Bandar Serai Festival, which is part of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy’s Kharisma National Event (KEN), presents exciting programs such as art exhibitions, art exhibitions, creative tenants and SMEs.
Director of the Bandar Serai 2022 festival Benie Riaw said that in addition to Riau, participants in the event came from various regions in Indonesia such as Jakarta, West Java, Aceh, West Sumatra and Bengkulu.
He added that the event was also attended by music groups from neighboring countries, namely Malaysia and Singapore.
Rampagoe art studio director Nini Gondrong said she is happy and excited to be participating in this prestigious event. His cooperation, he said, cannot be separated from the support of the Aceh government through Aceh Disbudpar.
“Thank you to Disbudpar Aceh, as well as other clients who, as representatives from Aceh, allowed us to leave for Pekanbar,” Nina said.
Nina Gondrong’s performance on Monday night, June 20, 2022, wowed audiences at the Idrus Tintin Art Pavilion, Pekanbaru. That night he performed a contemporary dance entitled ‘The Light of Aceh’.
Nina said her contemporary dance expresses hope and belief that there is light in every theme. According to him, the people of Aceh have experienced many difficult and heartfelt things.
The period of conflict before the earthquake and tsunami disaster were dark times that required wealth and lives. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic also had a negative impact on all aspects of life.
“However, the people of Aceh believe that nothing but light comes after darkness. Unfortunately, nothing comes but happiness. The light will always be there to help Aceh rise from distress, shine more in the eyes of the world and continue working, ”he said.
At a separate location, acting Kadisbudpar Aceh, Almuniza Kamal, said his party will continue to pay consistent attention to the creativity of Aceh artists.
“This is a manifestation of the Aceh government’s concern in supporting the progress of Aceh’s art and culture. Disbudpar Aceh provides artists with space to develop, ”Almuniza said on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Banda Aceh.