Bali Arts Festival Opened by Denpasar Mayor
DENPASAR ~ The 30th Bali Arts Festival was opened by Denpasar Mayor Puspayoga on Thursday at Puputan Field.
The event was be marked by the releasing of 30 birds, and by a group of women from the Kesiman area showing their skills playing gamelan and the performance of angklung (bamboo instruments) by a group.
In a speech, Puspayoga emphasized the importance of respecting diversity, and also to protecting Balinese culture, and said that the responsibility in preserving Balinese culture lay on Balinese peopleâ€™s shoulders.
The main theme of Bali Art Festival is Citta Wretti Nirodha, which means Self-Control for Balance and Harmonization, explained the head of the Denpasar Cultural Department, Luh Gede Hariasih.
Therefore, she asked the all people in our society to increase self-control in order to create balance and harmony between all components of the community.Filed under: The Island