Ocas Orchestra from Asturias To Perform in Ambon, Sigi, Parigi, Palu, Pekanbaru & Jakarta, To Commemorate 60 Years of Indonesia – Spain Diplomatic Ties
THE Ocas Orchestra from Asturias, Spain is back with a series of concerts in collaboration with local musicians. The series of concerts, which has been dubbed Vinculos Untuk Indonesia 2018, or Vinculos for Indonesia 2018, is to be held in several provinces: Maluku, Central Sulawesi, Riau and DKI Jakarta throughout August. After a successful string of concerts collaborating with local musicians in North Sumatra and the Thousand Islands last year, Vinculos Untuk Indonesia returns courtesy of Orquesta De Camara de Siero (or Siero Chamber Orchestra) or Ocas. The group will present more than a series of collaborative concerts this time around; Ocas will also give educational workshop and be involved in a number of cultural and social activities in the city of Ambon, Sigi and Parigi Moutong regencies, the city of Pekanbaru and in Jakarta Province.
Director General of Cultures, Hilmar Farid said, “We are very pleased that Ocas returns to our country. We are also really excited with Vinculos Untuk Indonesia 2018 concerts. With the theme that champions the spirit of solidarity, peace, and unity in diversity, Vinculos Untuk Indonesia 2018 will kick off in Ambon, the city which has been planned to become International City of Music by UNESCO in 2019. From Ambon, OCAS will visit Parigi Moutong Regency, Sigi Regency and the city of Palu in Central Sulawesi, Pekanbaru in Riau Province and in DKI Jakarta Province.”
“Ocas will once again collaborate with local musicians from each region. With Vinculos, Indonesia through the Education and Cultures Ministry is showing strong commitment to strengthening friendship and cooperation between Republic of Indonesia and the Kingdom of Spain. Vinculos is also an effective and productive strategy for improving Indonesia’s participation and active role in the world’s cultures. This activity also coincides with the commemoration of 60 years of diplomatic relationship between Indonesia and the Kingdom of Spain.”
Ocas will collaborate with local musicians, and with the people of Ambon, Ocas plans to hold a flash mob or mass dancing at Maluku City Mall, followed by a grand concert at Taman Budaya Ambon.
Hilmar expressed his appreciation for the assistance and participation of all parties involved in the series of cultural events, notably the regional governments, BPNB Maluku and BPCB North Maluku office, the Embassy of Spain in Jakarta and all Ocas musicians from Spain, for Vinculos Untuk Indonesia 2018.
A list of activities has been scheduled, including a series of visits, workshop & concerts at Islamic State Institute (IAIN) and Christian State Institute (IAKN) Ambon. Ocas will collaborate with local musicians, and with the people of Ambon, Ocas plans to hold a flash mob or mass dancing at Maluku City Mall, followed by a grand concert at Taman Budaya Ambon. Various cultural activites are planned for Palu, Sigi Regency and Parigi Moutong Regency, comprising workshop, social visits, mass dancing and collaborative concert. Special events planned for Central Sulawesi include collaborative concert with Palu Percussion which will be held at Kota Kaombona City Forest and a concert at Vula Dongga Festival in Parigi Moutong Regency.