One month-long Bali Arts Festival kicks off with multicultural parade


A parade showcasing arts and enlightenment brightened adult a travel in front of Bajrasandhi relic in Denpasar on Saturday afternoon, imprinting a opening of a one month-long Bali Arts Festival. 

Around 3,000 artists from opposite a island performed, showcasing normal humanities and enlightenment from 8 regencies and one city in Bali.

In further to a Balinese artists, a informative march saw art performances from Japan and Guangxi range in China. Representatives from Papua, East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara also took partial in a event.

The march was strictly non-stop by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. 

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Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika pronounced a festival was hold annually to uncover a country’s appreciation toward Balinese artists. “I wish that a participation of a President and First Lady can provide moral support for all Balinese, generally artists and cultural experts, so they can keep formulating to rise a culture,” Pastika said. 

The Bali Arts Festival was initial hold in 1979, when then-Bali administrator Ida Bagus Mantra motionless that a supervision should yield a space and appropriation to foster internal enlightenment in sequence to maintain an cultured community.

The heart of a festival is a Bali Arts Center in Denpasar, where normal Balinese humanities performances will be held every day until Jul 21. 

Besides art performances, a eventuality also facilities art and trade exhibitions, competitions, seminars and culinary events where people can suffer authentic Balinese cuisine. (kes)

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