goodmorningpapua.com – The Street Children Music Festival held by Korem 172/PWY at the Cenderawasih University Auditorium, Jayapura City, officially closed Thursday, July 21, 2022.
The Music Festival in collaboration with the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) of Cenderawasih University (Uncen) and the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) Papua was running lively.
A total of 34 participants in the categories of solo singers, folksong/traditional singers and bands enlivened the Street Children Music Festival which was held in the Capital City of Papua Province.
“Korem 172/PWY is open to anyone who wants to work together to build Papua. We will continue to carry out activities like this,” said Danrem 172/PWY, Brigadier General J.O. Sembiring at the closing.
J.O. Sembiring said that the winners of the Street Children Music Festival had the opportunity to perform at cafes in Jayapura City. In fact, his party will bring together the winners with hotel and restaurant owners to work together.
“There are already 5 cafes that are now willing to accommodate but I think it will increase later. Next week we will have a meeting with the cafe owner and the winners, hopefully more will accept them,” explained Sembiring.
Efrad, a Coordinator of Penonggalo Band from Jayawijaya Regency, who won second place in the band category, hopes that this music festival can be held again to embrace Papuan children.
“Thank you for trusting us to win second place. We hope that in the future it will be held again for us Papuan children to develop talents, not only in music but also football and others,” said Efrad.