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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - The DKI Jakarta Provincial Government held the Betawi Culture Festival at the Betawi Cultural Village (PBB) in Setu Babakan, Jagakarsa Subdistrict, South Jakarta, on Saturday (22/6) and Sunday (6/23). The festival was held by the Jakarta City Government Tourism and Culture Office in order to enliven the 492th anniversary of DKI Jakarta Province.
In the festival, there will be Betawi rhyme performances and Betawi rhyme competitions between High Schools throughout the DKI Jakarta Province.
"In the performance, the people can see what the forms of the Betawi pantun are like," said staff of the Jakarta Betawi Village Community Service Unit Disparbud DKI Jakarta, Roni.
In addition to pantun, according to Roni, there was also a Betawi culinary exhibition in the past that was activated by PKK mothers throughout the DKI Jakarta Province which was also held in conjunction with the pantun competition.
"The culinary exhibition will be opened directly by the Chairman of the DKI Jakarta PKK Driving Team, Ms. Fery Farhati Ganis, wife of Anies Baswedan," Roni said.
According to Roni, the culinary displayed is a typical Betawi cuisine that is rarely seen, such as sayur besan, nuburjali and gabus pucung. Roni said that people are not just looking at exhibitions, but also can "taste". According to him, there will also be training on how to make these special foods.
In addition to the two main agendas above, Roniada also performed other arts, such as the Mask Dance stage, the Gambang Kromong musical stage, and the Betawi Comedy performance which is a regular agenda every weekend starting Sunday (6/16).
Especially for the Betawi Comedy stage, according to him, is very unique because it will only take place twice a month, namely on Saturday, June 22 and June 29. Roni said, for information about activities, the public could see directly through Instagram @upkpbb.
Roni hopes that with these activities, the community can come in droves to the Betawi Cultural Village to recognize and preserve Betawi culture in their daily lives.