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CIOOF World Congress Closed By Kukar Regent

Plt. Regent Kukar Edi Damansyah officially closed the 47th World CIOFF Congress which took place from 20th to 29th October 2017 at Putri Karang Melenu (PKM) Hall, Friday night (27/10/2017). In his speech Plt Regent Kukar expressed gratitude that the 47th CIOFF world congress has been going well, successfully and smoothly in Tenggarong City. "A series of organizational decisions have been taken and determined, I congratulate Mr Philippe Beussant for his re-election as President of the World CIOFF for the Period 2017-2021," said Edi Damansyah

the implementation of this CIOFF world congress, for the Regional Government of Kukar Regency to be a good momentum for Kukar in particular and for Indonesia in general, to convey to the public to move together in an effort to explore, nurture and preserve the noble heritage owned wherever it is. Through cooperation with CIOFF Indonesia, the Government of Kukar Regency will also organize the International Folk Art Festival regarding Erau Adat Ceremony named Erau Adat Kutai and International Folk Arts Festival.

"Through this festival, we are introducing the world to recognize the tradition of Kutai Sultanate that has been going on since the 13th century, and strive to build mutual respect in the intercultural culture along with the world peace mission through cultural program that carried by CIOFF," said Edi.

Furthermore he said, Kukar Regency is not a metropolitan area, but the local government Kukar seeks to do regional development in accordance with the financial capacity of the region with due regard to local knowledge owned. "We hope that in the middle of the congress of CIOFF world events, congress participants can still enjoy the atmosphere of small town, regional culinary flavor, warm temperatures, various regional crafts as well as local cultural arts that have been presented. "He concluded. The closing of the 47th CIOFF World Congress was marked by the handover of the CIOFF flag by the President CIOFF Mr. Philippe Beussant to the Regent of Kukar Edi Damansyah and the delivery of souvenir beads and Kutai's unique weapons by the Regent to one of the 47th World Congress Committees CIOFF.

The Opening Ceremony Of 47th CIOFF World Cogress

Taking place at the Putri Karang Melenu (PKM) Meeting Hall, Tenggarong Seberang, the opening of the 47th World Congress of CIOFF (International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts), which attended by the Regional Secretary of Kutai Kartanegara Regency (Kukar) H Marli. In his speech, he expressed his joy and pride that in addition to the implementation of Erau Adat Kutai and International Folk Arts Festival, CIOFF Indonesia again took Kukar Regency to host the World CIOFF congress.

"We are very proud and grateful to host the 47th World CIOFF congress. This is the first history in Indonesia. Surely this is in line with the spirit of the district government in implementing the mission of preserving and developing the culture of the region. "From the CIOFF congress, he hopes congress participants will be more familiar with Kutai Kartanegara which has 3 (three) cultural axis, namely Kutai Kartanegara Ing Martadipura visible during the ceremony of Adat Erau conjunction with international folk art festival in cooperation with CIOFF Indonesia.

Secondly, Kukar has a Kutai Malay culture that still survives to this day. And thirdly, Kukar is rich with inland culture derived from various Dayak ethnic groups who continue to preserve their traditions and culture. "Kukar is also rich in Kalimantan wildlife diversity, with a place for adventure tourism especially in tropical and inland forests," he said.

Sekda Kukar Marli also asked all congress participants to enjoy the natural beauty of tourism owned by Kutai Kartanegara. "I hope this congress can run smoothly, comfortably while in the city of Tenggarong, and can enjoy a variety of regional culinary and crafts, as well as other attractions," said Marli.

Meanwhile President of World CIOFF Phillipe Beusant after opening the CIOFF World Congress, appreciating the welcome and support of host of CIOFF Indonesia, especially Kutai Kartanegara. "The CIOFF is an international organization working with UNESCO under the auspices of the United Nations. CIOFF conducts activities every year to bridge Indonesian government relationships with other countries in addition to bringing the world peace mission, "he said.

After delivering his speech, Mr. Phillipe Beusant also introduced the World CIOFF team ranks including the introduction of 50 countries with 120 participants of the lively CIOFF Congress. The opening of the CIOFF congress ends with a typical Dayak dance performance, inviting the curiosity of the CIOFF's participants to directly see the diversity of Indonesian culture as stunningly fascinating.

The Visit Of General Secretary Of Public Information From The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs

In the framework of Socialization of Indonesian Art and Culture Scholarship Program (BSBI), Friday (13/10/2017). Secretary of the Directorate General of Information and Public
Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Kemenlu) RI Aziz
Nurwahyudi with the Team visited to the Tourism Department.

During the visit, he was greeted by the Head of Tourism Office of Kukar Dra. Sri Wahyuni. MPP
along with local officials and other invites from three dance studios
in Kukar namely Gubang Dance, Pokan Takaq and Kumala Cultural Arts
In the meeting the Secretary General of Information and Public
Diplomacy Kemenlu RI Aziz Nurwahyudi said the purpose of his visit to
Kukar is to socialize BSBI program in 2018.

arrival here, delivering BSBI program where there are 12 young people
from all over the world will learn the art of dance and traditional
music of Kutai in dance studio which will be appointed by team from
Kemenlu," Aziz said.
Meanwhile, Head of Tourism Office Kukar Dra. Sri Wahyuni. MPP
welcomes the arrival of the team of Directorate General of Information
and Diplomacy of Kemenlu RI in Kukar. "BSBI program is in line with our
intention to promote tourism and art culture in Kukar.
This is a tremendous opportunity to open the window of the world,
introduce Indonesia through Kukar which has been often echoed local government through Festival Erau, "he said.

only that, the program BSBI will also have a positive impact on
the existence of traditional dance studio in Kukar growing with
the visit of foreign students exchange art knowledge so as to introduce
the culture and art of Kutai area.
"It's great that our area will be visited by 12 foreign students in the BSBI program of  Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Hopefully their presence will add to the attraction for other foreign tourists visiting Kutai Kartanegara, ". known to 12 foreign youth including one from Indonesia is scheduled to be in Kukar in March to June 2018. They will learn about traditions, local wisdom and get to know the
social life of the communities for 3 full months which are all funded by
the state through the State Budget (APBN).

After meeting, the Team visit art studio in Tenggarong and later this art studio
will be selected and for those who pass will get scholarship from Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Vice Regent Of Kutai Kartanegara Open King City Festival 2017

In order to commemorate the 235th Tenggarong City Anniversary Local Government of Kutai Kartanegara Regency through Tourism Department held the KIng City Festival City VI which is strung with Tenggarong Fair.

In his written speech, the Regent of Kutai Kartanegara, read by Vice Regent Edi Damansyah, welcomed the implementation of King City Festival VI, and he hoped that the Kutai Kartanegara residents will keep and have this beloved King City, by giving the best, Creative, Innovative works for all sectors, we should be proud although Tenggarong Fair is the first one implemented, but it has been enriched with workshop of Capacity Building of UMKM and Creative Economy Enterprises.

Meanwhile, Head of Tourism Department Sri Wahyuni ​​in her report said FKR VI was held starting from 30 September to 8 October 2017 which centered in Basketball Field Rondong Demang Stadium Tenggarong, besides presenting Tenggarong Fair also filled Local Products and Bazaar Exhibition and every day enlivened with various entertainment arts and culture. "Among others are Batik Fashion Show, Zumba Party, Indie Film Screening, Jepen Dance Festival, Music Performance, Gasing Contest, Reggea Party and SME workshop, also enlivened by Tenggarong Kutai Carnival (TKC) performance on Saturday (07 / 10) start at Tenggarong Fair Stage Finish at Kedaton Kutai Kartanegara, while on the closing night of FKR VI will be enlivened by Dangdut Artist Anna Zivana and Wandie Mario. The opening of FKR VI event is marked by beating Rebana by Vice Regent of Kukar, along with Head of Tourism Office Sri Wahyuni, Dandim 0906 and Tenggarong Sub-district Head, and continued with a review of local product exhibition from UMKM.

THe Winners Of Photo Contest "Exotica Erau 2017"

After going through the assessment process of the jury against dozens of photographs that were nominated in the photo contest of Erau Exotica 2017, which was held on Friday 29/9/2017 at the tourism department office which juries consisted of Arbain Rambey who is a Professional Photograper, Fachmi Rachman The Editor of Tribun Kaltim, Head of Tourism Office Dra. Sri Wahyuni. MPP. the result of judging determining the winner of Erau 2015 Exotica photo contest, First Winner was achieved by Fandi Oktadiansyah through a photo titled "South Korean Fan Dance". While the second winner was Chandra AP for the photo titled "Datun Udoq Dance" and the third winner was won by Ibnu Abbas Rachman for the photo entitled "The Art Of a Hudoq Dancing".

The jury also chose the photo of Dwi Rizky Murdana's work entitled "Preparing Drawing Dragons" as the Most Exciting Photo of the Exotic Photo Competition Erau 2017 While the Favorite Photo was achieved by Agung Yorinda Prasetya entitled "Imut" received the most Likes in Facebook Fan Page of Visiting Kutai Kartanegara as much as 637 Support. In total there are 465 photos sent 107 photographers in the Exotic Photo Competition Erau 2017. Of these, as many as 62 photographs of 44 participants nominated.


Head of Tourism Department Kukar Sri Wahyuni ​​said not easy in the assessment of this photo contest because of the many photographers who participated this year . "There are 62 photos of 44 participants nominated. Then all the nominated photos are displayed on Facebook Fan Page Visiting Kutai Kartanegara for the selection of favorite photos from 21 July to 21 August 2017." said Sri Wahyuni. To award the winners will be done at the closing of the Festival of the City of King VI (FKR) 2017. The amount of prize money for the winner is Rp 5 million for the 1st Winner, Rp4 million for Second Winner, Rp 3 million for the 3rd Winner. Then for the Favorite Photo will get cash of Rp 3 million, and for Photo Terunik entitled to get cash of Rp3 million

Lay Ayu Pole As The Sign Of Erau Ends

Sultanate of Kutai Kartanegara Ing Martadipura formally ending the execution of Erau Adat Kutai and The5 International Folk Arts Festival (EIFAF), 2017, on Monday (31/7) morning ceremony, yesterday held lay Ayu pole. The traditional ceremony which took place solemn and simple it was held in the palace Stingkil Kukar or Mulawarman Museum, Tenggarong.

Procession of Lay Ayu was done by 6 persons, they were son of the Sultan of Kutai, HAP Duke Praboe Anoem Soerya Adinigrat, Adinata Soeryo HAP, HAP Soerya Mangala, and HAP Soerya Kesuma and 2 families of the Sultanate of Kutai Sultanate, HAP Aryo Adi Putro and HAP Ario Putro Ami Djoyo. While the Crown Prince HAP Duke Praboe Anoem Soerya Adinigrat is on duty to welcome the head / pole of Ayu.


The process was witnessed by the Sultan of Kutai Ing Martadipura HAM XX Salehoeddin II with the relatives of sultanate. After Ayu laid, followed by the granting tempong tawar offer by the leadership of Lord first of all to the pole Ayu, then Crown Prince Sultan Kutai palace and other relatives. This was followed by the reading of prayers survivors led by a relative of the palace, as a sign of gratitude to God Almighty that lasted Erau lay succesed. After ceremony Ayu, all relatives of the palace from the committee, customs officers, Belian and Dewa to force the Sultanate, deliver to worship and greet along with the four sons. Kutai Sultan was also attended by Vice Regent Kutai Kartanegara Edi Damansyah, Chairman of the Parliament Kukar Salehuddin "With the implementation of lay Ayu, then Erau Adat Kukar officially ended," said HAP Puger representing the Sultan of Kutai. According to him we are grateful because the implementation of Erau this year went well and successful. He also thanked those who have helped and supported the implementation Erau, especially Kukar Regency and the community of Tenggarong and Kukar society in general. "We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who have supported Erau's traditional party," he concluded

Thousand Of People Join Unfurling The Dragon In Erau 2017

The procession of unfurling the dragon and basking is a sacred ritual in the ceremony of Erau Adat Kutai 2017. In this ritual, the delegation of Kutai Kartanegara Ing Martadipura Royal Palace paraded a pair of dragon replicas to be released in Kutai Lama, where the origins of the dragon legend are. The Drawing and Drawing Procession is a tradition covering the entire implementation of Erau Adat Kutai and International Folk Art Festival (EIFAF) 2017 in Tenggarong, Kutai Kartanegara Regency (Kukar). The event was centered in the Mulawarman Museum yard, Tenggarong, Sunday (30/7). The enthusiasm of residents was high enough to enliven the event, they came flocking to the museum to watch the procession as well as to join the spawn. Kutai Kartanegara Regent Rita Widyasari in front of relatives of the sultanate and invited guests said, Erau Festival has a strong attraction for domestic and foreign tourists, and Erau became a tourist gateway to get to know Indonesia.


In the procession it goes safely and smoothly. Thousands of people are patiently waiting for the procession to be started at around 11:30 pm. When deaf water arrives from Kutai Lama, Anggana District. Awareness of this citizen thanks to repeated appeals made by the sultanate through loudspeakers. Asking that residents not water, before the whole procession ends. In addition, other appeals are prohibited from dousing with dirty water, do not use water wrapped in plastic and when someone is watered should not be angry.


According to Kukar Regent Rita Widyasari said, "Dragon Drawing Ceremony has become icon of Erau Adat Kutai ceremony which is widely known not only by people in East Kalimantan but also nationally, especially Erau Adat Kutai has become the most popular cultural festival in the country at Anugerah Pesona Indonesia 2016, "the procession dragging dragons, not only followed by Kukar community, but a privilege for Kukar attended by several Ambassadors and participants of the International Folk Art Festival V in order Erau Adat Kutai 2017 from 8 (eight) countries. "Art and culture is a universal language that can be understood jointly by anyone and wherever it comes from." The implementation of Erau Adat Kutai is also none other than to lift the noble custom known by the world community.The window to give space to the international community to know Indonesia through Erau Adat Kutai as well as to recognize and promote tourism in Kutai Kartanegara, "said Rita. Added Rita, the dragon dragging ceremony becomes a special moment for the community who can watch the process directly, also because the procession of belimbur has the meaning of self-cleansing of evil influences that can be followed by all The people in person. "This belimbur event is awaited by the people, everyone will let themselves get wet, receive water spray, and watered people should not be angry Use clean water and watering properly and keep security and order during the procession, be an example And role model for people from outside se Suai with adabnya, "added Rita. The procession of belimbur was also attended by Sultan Kutai Kartanegara Ing Martadipura XX H. Adji Mohamad Salehoedin II, Imperial Relative, Special Envoy of President Seychelles for ASEAN, Mr. Nico Barito, Minister of Tourism Seychelles, Mr. Allain St Ange, Ambassadorof Poland, Mr. Igor Kaczmarczyk, Ambassador of Slovakia, Mr. MichailSlivovic, Deputy Ambassador Bulgaria, Ms. Alexandrina Guigova, and Deputy Ambassador Mozambique, Ms. Clara Sengo, All Directors and EIFAF 2017 Participants and elements of the Regional Leadership Coordination Forum (Forkopimda) Kukar


Sensational Perform From Japan

Performing arts held at Rondong Demang Stadium on July 28, 2017 which still features three Folklore Japan, Thailand and Bulgaria participating countries and Indonesian features two group as participants. This is one of the rankings of Erau Adat Kutai & 5Th International Folk Arts Festival 2017.

The first appearance of its own host who performed the Sanggar Tari LSBK, followed by the appearance of the Japanese participants, then the host again from Sanggar Tari Temengang Lian lala from the participants again that is Thailand and Bulgaria.

Appearance of the Japanese country is able to amaze and make the audience hypnotized with the appearance  from Japan, especially when drums used to with fast and strong will alternately make goosebumps to hear it. As well as audience applause are not left behind, they are very - very welcome the festive appearance of the State of Japan.

Mamanda, The Old Kutai Drama

The Art of Mamanda participate on Erau Adat Kutai & 5Th International Folk Arts Festival Year 2017, Mamanda Arts performed in the parking lot Rondong Demang Stadium on Thursday night July 27, 2017 at 20.00 - 22.00 WITA. Present on this Mamanda art performance is Vice Regent Kukar Drs. Edi Damansyah, M., Si, the The Art of Mamanda participate on Erau Adat Kutai & 5Th International Folk Arts Festival Year 2017, Mamanda Arts performed in the parking lot Rondong Demang Stadium on Thursday night July 27, 2017 at 20.00 - 22.00 WITA. Present on this Mamanda art performance is Vice Regent Kukar Drs. Edi Damansyah, M., Si, the Heads of Tourism Department Section of  Kutai Kartanegara Regency and the outside community and in Tenggarong.

Mamanda Art Performance this time titled "Dendam Cinta Berselimut Angin". This story is told in a royal village of Panji Berseri, there is love between the royal youth with a beautiful village girl named Moon. At that time they love each other without the knowledge of parents. And at the same time there is an ordinary boy named Alif who wants to earn the love of the Moon. Unexpectedly his love was rejected with an arrogant tone because he already has a lover named Prince Kusuma Jaya Son Crown of Panji Berseri Kingdom, Alif did not remain silent, he went to a shaman to kill the pangerah so he could have Moon bias.

Prince finally got sick, and returned to Palace, upon arrival at kingdom, the king and the consort was very surprised to see his son who came with illness, the king also ordered the hero to find someone who can cure the prince. The hero also arrives in the courtyard with someone treating the prince. The prince is treated by an old recluse who is said to be able to treat sick people by buying. And Alif was arrested and brought  to The Kingdom of Panji Berseri to account for his actions against the prince.

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