KEN 2022: Arts, Music and Culture Festivals in July

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy have published a list of cultural events in July under Karisma Event Nusantara (KEN) 2022.

The purpose of holding KEN 2022 is as a means of promoting tourist destinations in various regions through festival performances that attract tourists to visit.

In July 2022, there are several art, music, and cultural festivals that are included in the Karisma Event Nusantara 2022 which are ready to be held:

Solo Batik Carnival – July 9

The Solo Batik Carnival always attracts the attention of many tourists to Solo, which will be on the main street of Jalan Slamet Riyadi. The road is approximately 4.2 km long and will be used as a catwalk for a parade of the best costumes from participants.

The costumes are made by participants themselves and feature traditional aspects such as Batik. The Solo Batik Carnival 2022 is expected to kick start the rise of the creative economy in Solo.

Malay Art Festival – July 15

Malay Art Kenduri in Batam City, Riau is an arts and cultural festival held on July 15, 2022 and is one of a series of celebrations for Batam City ‘s Anniversary .

There will be performances from Batam as well as Kenduri Seni Melayu which displays various Malay art performances from other regions in Indonesia. The goal is to preserve and introduce the uniqueness of Malay culture in Indonesia to tourists.

In addition, Kenduri Seni Melayu also has traditional games, such as top, stilts, congklak, and kites.

Aceh Percussion – July 29

This year the Aceh Percussion Festival will feature typical percussion instruments of Rencong City at the Aceh Cultural Park. Aceh Percussion is not just a space for Acehnese artists to express themselves and be creative, but is also an opportunity to provide information to tourists about the cultural richness of the Veranda of Mecca.

Solo Keroncong Festival – July 24-25

In addition to the Solo Batik Carnival, the City of Solo’s Ngarsopuro Night Market will also host the Solo Keroncong Festival, which is a style of music attached to the city of Solo. This started with the booming keroncong song by the maestro, Gesang, namely Bengawan Solo. The Solo Keroncong Festival is a place for keroncong musicians to showcase their best work.

This art festival was also created with the aim of preserving one of the cultural assets owned by the City of Solo to the younger generation, so that it can continue to be passed down from generation to generation.

Toba Caldera World Music Festival – July 22

An international-scale music festival is also ready to be held at Lake Toba ‘s, one of Indonesia’s Super Priority Destinations (DSP). This music festival is entitled, Toba Caldera World Music Festival (TCWMF) 2022 and as the name implies, the festival will be showcase the best musicians from Indonesia and neighbouring countries.

The Toba Caldera World Music Festival will be held at Singgolom Hill, Lintong Nihuta Village, Samosir.


Source: The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy


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