The display of Banyuwangi arts and culture impressed the audience at Graha Cakrawala State University of Malang (UM). Friday (29/03) Banyuwangi Student Association (Ikawangi) Malang Raya held the Banyuwangi Arts and Culture Festival as a forum for Banyuwangi artists to show their performance. The event, which was attended by thousands of spectators, presented several traditional dances, sinden, and well-known guest stars, such as Sahiba Syaufa, Vita Alvia, and De Javas.
Riveting. One hundred Infatuated Dancers closed the Banyuwangi Festival
The typical Banyuwangi archipelago dances that are displayed include the rodat dance, the Sorote Latitude dance, the Sri Ganyong dance, the Diyu dance, the Jaripah dance, the Aji kembang dance, the Barong dance, and the most phenomenal is the performance of a hundred gandrung dancers which will close the event at night. Not to forget, small children also performed dancing the Semebyar dragonfly dance which is also one of the Banyuwangi dances.
With the theme "Amuke Satriya Minak Jinggo", the Banyuwangi Arts and Culture Festival is expected to revive the enthusiasm of the youth, especially Ikawangi. Given that, gradually the younger generation pays less attention to art and culture. "We want to bring back his enthusiasm, regrow his proud love and passion for arts and culture," said Nanang Tri Wahyudi, the head of the festival. In fact, the Banyuwangi Arts and Culture Festival aims to introduce culture and arts throughout Indonesia, especially Malang residents.
In addition to displaying Banyuwangi arts and culture, Ikawangi Malang Raya also invited other organizations to participate in presenting cultural performances, one of which was jaranan trenggalek. UM Gamelan and Dance (Gatra) community also enlivened the event. Outside the building, visitors can also visit various Banyuwangi art creations.
The event, which was held thanks to the work of Ikawangi Malang Raya with UM, Banyuwangi Regency Government, Banyuwangi Culture and Tourism Office, Malang City Government, and Malang Culture and Tourism Office was presented in a series to commemorate the 3rd Ikawangi Malang Raya Anniversary on February 12. Until now, Ikawangi Malang Raya houses Ikawangi on seven campuses in Malang City, including Ikawangi UM, Ikawangi Universitas Brawijaya (UB), Ikawangi State Islamic University Maulana Malik Ibrahim (Uinma), Ikawangi Islamic University Malang (Unisma), Ikawangi University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Ikawangi State Polytechnic of Malang (Polinema), and Ikawangi Health Polytechnic (Poltekkes) Malang.
The Banyuwangi Festival is an innovative attraction that packs traditions into tourist visits and becomes unique for foreigners. This 2019 festival is the second anniversary held by Ikawangi. Previously, in 2016, Ikawangi Malang Raya had held its first celebration with the name Kampung Budaya Bumi Nusantara which invited regional organizations (orda) throughout the archipelago. The event three years ago at Taman Krida Budaya was at the same time the moment when Ikawangi Malang Raya was declared.
"Art and culture is a history, never leave history so that it is not misguided," said Nanang. Even though the festival this year encountered a few obstacles that prevented the implementation of the agenda on the first day, Thursday (28/03). However, the Banyuwangi Arts and Culture Festival, which had been prepared three months earlier, was successful in attracting visitors, especially with its gandrung dance. Gandrung Sendratasik is a sacred art of dancing and singing which is learned since childhood by the dancers until they can be graduated through the ritual of meras gandrung. In this festival, also attended the meeting misti, gandrung dance maestro who is the third generation of the first gandrung in the Dutch era. Diah