The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo or usually called Jokowi in the opening of Bali Arts Festival will be attend to open this great festival, Bali Arts Festival 38th at Balinese People Struggle Monument, Bajra Sandhi, Renon, Denpasar, on Saturday on June 11, 2016 in this afternoon. Even Jokowi with his wife, Mrs. Iriana will come down to the road to join with the participants and parade’s spectator.
The Head of Bali Provincial Cultural Office, Dewa Putu Beratha, in the office of DPRD Bali, Denpasar said that the president has confirmed that he will come with his wife, Mrs. Iriana will release the parade’s participants at 14:00 pm. Later he planned to join with the participants, there are plans he will come down and join with the participants but later he was on the stage of honor. They will prepare the decorative car, if indeed he was walking, it just stay as safeguards.
Jokowi is scheduled to arrive in Bali from Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara at 11:00 am and planned to review the Power Plant Diesel and Gas Pesanggaran at 12:00 pm. After that Jokowi attend the opening parade ceremony of Bali Arts Festival in Renon at 02:00 pm. After that parade, Jokowi will leave Bali Island immediately. The president of Indonesia didn’t attend the opening of Bali Arts Festival in Taman Budaya Ardha Candra at 08:00 pm and the planning will be opened by The Minister of Education and Culture, Anies Baswedan, and The Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya.
The release of the parade participant Bali Arts Festival 38th will be done in the podium of honor Balinese People Struggle Monument, Bajra Sandhi. The President Jokowi release parade participant that followed by 15 contingents with marked beating the kul-kul. Today when the opening of Bali Arts Festival, after the speech finished, the president will open the parade of Bali Arts Festival marked by beating the kul-kul, and later will following by the gamelan Ketug Gumi and the dance of Siwanataraja from ISI Denpasar and followed by 15 contingents from nine regencies and city and also foreign countries.
The Gamelan Ketug Gumi is a musical procession by means of percussion that has hard, grand, and magnificent character. The combination of the music from Gamelan Ketug Bumi and Siwanataraja dance involving 110 musicians and 25 dancers. The musical accompaniment and dance are hummed filled with enthusiasm.