Monday, March 29, 2010

Indonesian Cultural Center opens in Brussels

The Indonesian ambassador to Belgium, Luxemburg and the European Union, Nadjib Riphat Kesoema, opened the first Indonesian Cultural Center in Europe on de la Woluwe boulevard, Brussels, Belgium, on the weekend.

The center will promote Indonesian culture, including art, cuisine, films and languages, said P.L.E. Priatna, the minister counsellor for social and cultural affairs and public diplomacy at the Indonesian embassy in Brussels.

The center will run courses in Balinese gamelan and dance, Indonesian language, batik making, cooking, angklung (bamboo musical instrument) as well as hosting art performances and cultural discussions. The center also has a display room to exhibit Indonesian cultural and export products, Priatna told Antara state news agency.

The opening of the center was marked by a ceremony filled with performances and a batik exhibition and making demonstration.

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