Music can unite communities of various countries, especially through performances of Gulintangan, Gamelan and Angklung. Such traditional musical instruments need to be preserved and made suitable with the coming eras, so that it will attract the interest of the younger generation without losing its unique characteristics. The matter was stated by His Excellency Doctor Sujatmiko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to the country at the closing ceremony of the Brunei Darussalam and Republic of Indonesia Traditional Music Workshop 2018.
The closing ceremony was officiated by Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.
The workshop among other matters aimed to give an opportunity to the youths of Brunei Darussalam and Republic of Indonesia to gain experience on the cultural arts of both countries, as well as to re-introduce traditional culture to the younger generation. Participants received certificates of participation from the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to the country. The 2-day workshop, participated by 41 participants, was organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia with the cooperation of Kris Karmila Kreations and supported by the Ministry of Culture, youth and Sports.
Source: Radio Television Brunei