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Yudhoyono to officially kick off Bali cultural fiesta
June 3rd, 2008

Denpasar (ANTARA News) – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to officially kick off the 30th Bali Cultural Fiesta (PKB) on June 14, 2008.

“The head of state to be accompanied by a number of ministers will watch cultural attractions involving thousands of artists from Bali as well as other regions,” Organizing Committee Chairman of the 30th Bali Cultural Fiesta I Made Adi Djaya said here on Tuesday.

The organizing committee invited 12 foreign ambassadors to the inaugural ceremony of the annual cultural fiesta.

“The 12 foreign ambassadors get special invitation because their countries will participate in the annual arts event on the Island of Gods (Bali),” he said.

The invited ambassadors will include those from the United States of America, Japan, Singapore, India, South Korea, Thailand, Britain, and Malaysia.

During his stay in Bali, the President would also open the first Bali Cultural Congress and watch a colossal classical dance-drama created by the Denpasar-based Indonesian Arts Institute (ISI), he said.

This year`s theme of the cultural fiesta is “Self-Control Towards Balance and Harmony.

The event will involve arts troupes from nine districts and one city of Bali, five arts groups from other provinces, and several arts groups from the 12 invited countries.

Last year, the 29th Bali Cultural Fiesta was participated in by arts groups from Japan, China, Korea, India, the United States, Singapore, the Netherlands, and China. (*)

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