Jakarnaval to return after two-year hiatus

Jakarnaval to return after two-year hiatus


Jakarta — In conjunction with Jakarta’s 491st anniversary, the provincial administration will hold Jakarnaval on Sunday (08/07). The event will take place around City Hall and the National Monument (Monas). The carnival is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. with on stage music performances. Among the performers scheduled to appear are singer Rizky Febrian and pop groups Saykoji, The Dance Company and others. Jakarnaval, which is to return after a two-year hiatus, also aims to promote the 2018 Asian Games and Asian Para Games, slated to be held later this year. Around 4,000 participants from various communities are expected to attend the event, from Abang None Jakarta pageant contest, who are also cultural and tourism ambassadors of Jakarta to regional working units (SKPD) of the capital. Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno said to kompas.com that Betawi cultural icons such as (giant effigies) and tanjidor (traditional Betawi instrument) performances would enliven the carnival along with likes of hip-hop dance and parkour performances. The latest updates on DKI Jakarta’s Instagram account also announced that Jakarnaval would feature renowned DJ Dipha Barus, Wayang Orang Bharata dance theater as well as cheerleaders and a Harley-Davidson parade.

Source: thejakartapost.com/kompas.com