Bambu Nusantara Music Festival

27 Aug 2013 - 28 Aug 2013

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy  will once again bring the special bamboo music gathering: the 7th BAMBU NUSANTARA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 on 27-28 August at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Jakarta. Highlighting the musical side of bamboo as its main theme, the festival will feature hundreds of famous national and International artists and musicians and a whole lot of fascinating musical experiences.


The Festival will present the exceptional collaboration of traditional bamboo sounds merge with contemporary Pop, Jazz, Rock, Hip hop, and even electro-DJ tunes. This will be a special musical fiesta where the familiar sounds of modern instruments will be fascinatingly fused with the exotic harmony of Angklung, Karinding, Celempung, Seruling, Calung, Lodong, and other traditional bamboo instruments.  This year, the festival will also involve more young performers from schools and communities, signaling the passing of the torch from the elder to the younger generation.


To Indonesians, bamboo is more than just another tree as it plays many parts in the archipelago's varied cultures and daily life. From building materials, traditional house wares, artworks, and even culinary dishes of rebung or  young bamboo shoots, this exceptional plant has also played a symbolic part in Indonesia’s Struggle for Independence when the simple bamboo became the legendary weapon known as ‘Bambu Runcing’ or the Sharpened Bamboo in the fight against Dutch colonialism . Since then the “Bambu  runcing” has become the symbol of relentless struggles of the nation against foreign occupation.