Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Old town Kota to host music festival next week

The Jakarta Old Town will host a music festival of traditional Portuguese-influenced gambang kromong combined with modern music next week.

The Jakarta Tourism agency will hold the Jakarta Music Festival on Dec. 5, targeting thousands of people for the one-day event to be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tourism agency deputy head Tinia Budiati said the festival would show the diversity of Jakarta's music.

"There will be 8 modern bands, 17 traditional bands and four djs," Tinia said.

There will also be a session for a tribute to the late Betawi comedian and singer Benyamin S., and street children will also perform in the event.

A performance from the band Naif will close the event.

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