Thejakartatimes – Simalungun Art and Culture Performance will be held on 21 April 2018 at Gedung Garuda TMII Theater, Jakarta. This event is a place for all people of Simalungun, especially in the capital city in order to reestablish the traditional values in preserving Simalungun culture which is also a wealth of Indonesian nation culture.
“Simalungun for Indonesia” is the theme raised in the event, this event is expected to interpret that in the district of Simalungun and Kota Pematang Siantar there are various tribes, religions, but until this moment is still maintained harmoniously, so that in a few years ago was the city of Pematang Siantar, one of the ethnic-born towns of Simalungun, is crowned as the most tolerant city, said Elisben Purba, chairman of the Committee, along with its secretary Julvanal Sinaga.
Chairman of the committee Triadil Saragih explained, “The concept of this event, started by singing the song” Indonesia Raya “by all artists and sung along with the audience who came where there are 106 Simalungun Dancers with red and white flags guided with 120 120″
The event will also feature the Theater of the Student Association of the Simalungun Youth Dam (HIMAPSI) located in northern Sumatra, which will showcase the authenticity of local culture accompanied by performances by both senior and junior Simalungun artists such as Marsal Band, DeRapstar, Sumani, Ocha Mamamia, Supra Purba, Maria Kalista, Soni Saragih, Sarudin Saragih, Susi Saragih, Girsang Lamser, and Jhon Elyaman Saragih.
“This event is also designed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Himapsi Diesnatalis, where Himapsi is one of the oldest organizations in Simalungun, which has created many cadres scattered throughout the country,” said Jhon Mejer Purba adding as executive secretary at the event the.
The event will also give appreciation to all art and cultural activists simalungun, to provide motivation for all generations to continue to work in developing its potential especially in the field of art and culture.
Several simalungun figures have stated that they are ready to support this event, such as Bungaran Saragih, Cosmas Batubara, Inspector General (Pol) Drs Maruli Wagner Damanik, M.AP, AKBP Elis Ben Purba, Dr. Sortaman Saragih, SH, MARS and the young figures of Simalungun. Certainly the event was attended by 1200 invitations from the capital city and various regions, said Jhon Ejer Purba. (Thejakartatimes/EOS)