Students Sing Along With US Navy at UNAIR Lake

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The band of US Marine named IIIMEF performing their skills.

UNAIR NEWS – The atmosphere of Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) lake was livelier than usual on Wednesday afternoon, September 13. A group of people in brown and blue uniform played some jazz music with some brass instruments. The sound of the drums kept the rhythm stable in harmony.

The audience kept cheering and applauding along with the song. Some passersby seen made a stop and enjoy the music for a while and some others glanced at the stage and slowed down.

After performing about five songs, the band of US Marine named IIIMEF ended their show.  Another band performed and welcomed with great round of applause. They were in white uniform. They call themselves The 7Th Fleet Band Orient Express from the US Navy. They played modern music with fantastic guitar and bass guitar skill. The played six songs and some of them were I’m Yours (Jason Mraz), Treasure (Bruno Mars), We Don’t Talk Anymore (Charlie Puth feat Selena Gomez), and so on.

The songs that they played were quite popular. No doubt, the audience sang along with them. Vocalist of the band did not hesitate to approach the audience made their performance even livelier.

The US soldiers stopped by at UNAIR in a series of visits to Indonesia at a joint training event with TNI Angkatan Laut. During their training, they perform and share arts and culture.

Vice Rector III of UNAIR Prof. Amin Alamsjah and US Consul General Heather Variava exchanging souvenirs.

“Our kinship can be strengthened through such events,” said US Consul General Heather Variava in her speech.

In the same place, Vice Rector UNAIR for Research and Partnerships Prof. Amin Alamsjah opened the event and said that the partnership can be done in many aspects. Not just academic issues such as conferences, seminars, workshops and joint research. “Togetherness can also be nurtured through arts. Music is one of the most excellent media because it is universal, “said the man who had completed his high education in Japan.

Author: Rio F. Rahman


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