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2017 New England Indonesian Festival (IndoFest)
September 30 @ 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Event photos & videos can be seen here: http://icone-inc.org/festivals/neif2017/
For the 5th year in a row, the New England Indonesian Festival (IndoFest) will once again rock Boston this September.
The 2017 IndoFest aims at promoting Indonesian arts, culture and culinary to the New England communities. Launched in 2013 by Permias MA, IndoFest has attracted around 10,000 attendees annually, making it the biggest Indonesian festival ever held in New England. This year, for the third time, ICONE is joining forces with PERMIAS Massachusetts to bring back this long awaited Indonesian event on September 30, 2017 at Copley Square, Boston, 12noon – 6pm.
The central theme of this year’s IndoFest is Indonesian Wildlife. With the increasingly urgent eco movement, we would like to raise awareness about the unique flora and fauna of our country. From the Rafflesia flower to the Komodo dragon and the Orangutan, Indonesia boasts a number of highly diverse ecosystem spread out over 17,508 islands, some of which are endangered. The festival will also touch upon the relationship that Indonesians have with natural environments since wildlife is an important part of the culture among various ethnic groups in Indonesia.
Supported by dozens of vendors and performers coming from all over New England and beyond, our team is working hard to bring you an IndoFest experience you’ll remember with fantastic and tastiest choice of Indonesian food, dancing, music and more. We are extremely excited to see both familiar and new faces this year, so please save the date, come say hi and enjoy the day!
Please keep checking back to this page for more updated info.
Buat semua masyarakat Indonesia di New England, ayo ikut ramaikan acara kita bersama ini ya!
[Click here to see what the 2016 IndoFest looked like]
For participating food vendors, please click on this link for information, regulation and application forms.
INFO ON PERFORMERS & FOOD VENDORS (will be updated periodically)
Reog Singo Lodoyo, Washington DC
For the first time ever, Reog dance will be performed in front of the New England community at the 2017 IndoFest at Copley Square, Boston on September 30, 2017. Reog is a traditional dance that become the main identity of Ponorogo in East Java, Indonesia. Reog Ponorogo demonstrates physical strength and extravagant of a lion-peafowl called Singo Barong, in mask and constumes. It will be performed by 40-50 dancers and musicians. The dancers of Singo Barong bear the mask about 30-40 kg weight and supported by the strength of their teeth. The other leading figures in the Reog dance include Kelono Sewandono, Bujang Anom, Jatil and Warok.