Paguyuban Seni Budaya Jawa held an event titled Gebyar Budaya Binneka Tunggal Ika Indonesia Satu (Unity in Diversity Cultural Festival of Indonesia). The event was hold on December 18th 2016.
One of the committee, Edi Sunarto stated that the event was held in parallel with 73rd anniversary of Tangerang city. PSBJ intention was to unite all people from various cultural and ethnic background through culture festival. The event did not only exhibit Javanese art and culture but also others such as jaipongan dance and pencak silat by Ikatan Pencak Silat Indonesia (IPSI), and Persaudaraan Setia Hati (SH)Terate.
“Not only art and culture (exhibited) but also the culinary. We want these event serves also as hospitality and to promote the culture,” said Sunarto.
Agoeng Djatmiko, the elder of Lintas Paguyuban Bersatu Kita Peduli (Bertali), added that due to the escalated circumstance of racial and religion issues in Indonesia, this event also intented to unify all the elements specifically in Tangerang.
“Culture and art are the most sophisticated way to unify all the society components from every cultural an ethnic background. It is also a common wealth of all Indonesian people.” (original article here)