Mongolian folk performance concert took place in the capital of the Republic of Indonesia, Jakarta city and the capital of East Java, Surabaya city on August 03-04, 2012. The concert was organized under the initiation and funding by the Honorary Consul of Mongolia in Indonesia Chandra Gozali.
The performance was enjoyed by an audience of over 300 comprising of officials from the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, foreign Embassies and Consulates in Indonesia and business people as well. The concert consisted of traditional folk long and short songs, throat singing, Morin Khuur
(horse head fiddle) music, folk dancing and contortion performances. Moreover a photo exhibition displaying photos on Mongolian landscape, nature, daily life and traditional customs were also organized which drew much attention and interest from their audiences.
Indonesian artists have joined the concert performing their traditional and modern performances, singing Mongolian folk songs “Goolingoo” and “Ulemjiin Chanar” and dancing traditional dances. Whereas, Mongolian artists surprised the audiences by playing the famous song of “Indonesia Pusaka” on horse head fiddle.
The Director of the Department of Asian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs B.Ganbold, and Ambassador of Mongolia to the Republic of Indonesia Ch.Battumur have attended the concert and exhibition, where they have presented the Honorary Consul Ch.Gozali a medal of commemorating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of modern Mongolian diplomatic service. The medal was honored to him under the auspices of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Mongolia as recognition of his contribution in developing and tightening mutual relation of the two countries.
“The concert and exhibition that were organized by the Honorary Consulate of Mongolia
in Indonesia are the first biggest cultural events that are being organized in Indonesia since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries in 1956. I believe that these events would play an important role in further deepening and intensifying cultural relations between Mongolia and Indonesia”, noted the Director of the Department of Asian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs B.Ganbold in his speech delivered at the opening of the events.