On Thursday, 28 November 2019, a Sundanese traditional art workshop was held in the unit of Kabumi UPI. This is an annual event that was held by the Office of International Education and Relations with a collaboration with Kabumi. The event focused on giving the students experience and insight into learning at UPI.
The participants, mostly, came from different countries, namely Korea, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Ghana, Philippine, Nigeria, Mexico, and Malaysia. They are studying in different universities in Indonesia.
Totally, There were 16 participants in this event. Ten of the students came from Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY). two of them came from Institute Teknologi Bandung (ITB), one from Atmajaya University (AU), and one from Darut Tauhid (DT), one from Universitas Diponegoro (UNDIP), and one from Universitas Islam Bandung (UIN).
One of them is Ali, he is from Azerbaijan, but he is studying for his master’s degree in Universitas Islam Bandung.
“I have learned the angklung in Kabumi since my first year in Indonesia.” Answered him when asked about how could he play the angklung very well.
The students were taught how to play the angklung in order to be able to perform at the closing ceremony. This was part of the agenda of UPI Culinary camp 2019 under the theme ‘Embracing the Gastronomy of West Java Indonesia’. The event took one week from Sunday 24 November 2019 to Sunday 1 December 2019. Not only angklung, but they also learned how to play Gendang, Gamelan, and Gong.
After only one day of rehearsal, they performed in Isola building presenting three songs entitled Roar, Manuk Dadali, and Jaran Goyang. It was an amazing performance by the participants featuring Kabumi UPI, even though they only practiced in a short time. (Agis)