SEMARANG – Various kinds of workshops will enliven the 2018 Karimunjawa Barikan Kubro, which will be held on Thursday (9/20). One of the interesting workshops was the puppet show that will be delivered by the puppet puppet character from the City of Semarang, Babahe.
Head of the Marketing Division of the Central Java Province Youth and Sports Tourism Office, Alamsyah, said that Barikan Kubro Karimunjawa 2018 was a folk festival that would involve the local community to participate. “This barikan is an annual event that can be followed by students and the public. During the week there will be 20 workshops that can benefit the Karimunjawa community, “he said.
It is said, the Karimunjawa Islands are currently a tourist area that is a mainstay for Central Java Province. Barikan festival activities are expected to boost tourist visits in the Karimunjawa Islands.
While the workshop series is expected to improve the knowledge of the local community. The series of workshops was held since September 13 in various villages in Karimunjawa District.
Various workshops that were held in the annual event included workshops on Batik, Puppet Tent, Puppet Alang-Alang, Fairy Tale, Screen Printing, Handicraft, Dyed Batik, Film, History, Photography and many more.
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“The goal, so that the Karimunjawa community, especially students can love culture, art and to add new insights and lessons, because these activities are rarely obtained in school,” Alamsyah said.
Dozens of students every day attend the workshop enthusiastically. Some places are used for ritual activities. For example, a drawing workshop was held at the Bamboo Village Branch which was attended by dozens of students from elementary to junior high school.
Training workshops also make handycraft today held on Kemujan Island precisely at Bunga Jabe, Karimunjawa. The workshop was also attended by dozens of participants. As well as providing learning about writing batik followed by dozens of elementary school students in the area.
“For workshop presenters we work with several arts, culture, history communities and several competent parties in their respective fields, they come from Jepara Karimunjawa, and several other cities also participate in this activity,” Alamsyah explained.
Chairman of the Festival committee Barikan Karimunjawa 2018 Srianto said, the peak of Barikan will be held on the 20th of October.
“Hundreds of dancers will perform at the Barikan peak on October 20,” Srianto explained.