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Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival as A Perserver of Yogyakarta City-s Cultural Identity
F. Anita Herawati (a*), Pawito (b*), Prahastiwi Utari (b*), Drajat Trikartono (b*)

a). School of Communication, University of Sebelas Maret, Jalan Ir. Sutami No. 36, Surakarta
b). School of Communication, University of Sebelas Maret, Jalan Ir. Sutami No. 36, Surakarta


This research looks into the strategy of Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival (YGF) to survive in the changing Yogyakarta-s urban cultural identity. As the City of Culture, Yogyakarta regularly holds various of cultural events that provide a platform traditional arts. Since 1995, YGF has been one of prominent annual events that provides a platform to preserve the cultural identity of the city of Yogyakarta, by involving young people and providing a channel for collaboration with international artists by promoting Gamelan instruments. Gamelan is a traditional ensemble of percussive music which is prominent accross Java and Bali, Indonesia. Despite being an icon as the Javanese cultural heritage, however, a strategy is necessary to maintain its status in the modern era. Thus, through a qualitative approach this study investigates the YGF organisers- strategy to preserve the urban cultural identity in Yogyakarta using such of a festival as a medium, in the contemporary dynamics of the city-s image itself.

Keywords: Festival, Cultural Identity, Gamelan, Strategies

Topic: International Symposium on Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, and Religious Studies


Conference: The 3rd International Conference on Sustainability and Innovation (ICoSI 2019)

Plain Format | Corresponding Author (Fransisca Anita Herawati)

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