UNAIR NEWS – Cultural Festival as an annual event organized by Faculty of Humanities (FIB) Student Executive Council (BEM) Universitas Airlangga was held lively on Saturday night, 24 November. It was held at UNAIR Master of Management and themed Cultural Diversity.
“Cultural Festival is also one of the events for celebrating Faculty of Humanities anniversary, which happen to be 20th this year,” explained Ulfah Fauziah, Head of Cultural Festival 2018.
Moreover, it was enlivened by FIB student performence and semi-autonomous body (BS0) such as Pakarsajen (karawitan group), BSO music, Edsaman (Saman dance), Yosakoi dance, traditional dance, modern dance, cheerleading, Gapus theater.
In addition, the event was also enlivened by various cultural communities from Surabaya such as: Ukulele Community, Angklung Community, Kolintang Community, Keroncong Community, and Do’a Ibu Surabaya Orchestra Community.
The Peak of cultural festival was enlivened by musician, named Adera. As soon as Adera got on stage, the atmosphere around the stage was crowded with hysterical shouts from Aderables (fans club name for Adera fans, ed). Before singing, Adera told the audiences that the song was inspired by his life experience.
Starting with his song Bahagia Bersamamu, the audience enthusiastically sang together. Even some of them did not hesitate to shout hysterically. After he performed some sad song, Adera closed her performance with happy song, Lebih Indah.
“Dan kau hadir merubah segalanya menjadi lebih indah, kau bawa cintaku setinggi angkasa membuatku merasa sempurna, dan membuatku utuh tuk menjalani hidup berdua denganmu selama-lamanya kaulah yang terbaik untukku,” accompanied by audience who graced the song.
In accordance with the event theme, Faculty of Humanities also invited Director German Wisma, Mike Neuber to share about German culture and his experiences while in Indonesia.
“Even our MC (master of ceremony, ed) and moderator wore German clothes, while Neuber was wearing batik. Moreover, Neuber also gave door prizes for those who could answer questions about German culture, ” she explained.
With this annual event, Ulfa hoped that academic staff community in FIB will be closer. “Hopefully in the future, it will be more festive, more culture, and can be a pioneer for students who love Indonesian culture,” she concluded. (*)
Author: Fariz Ilham Rosyidi
Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh