RBI hosted the Chinese New Year Celebration 2016. The event was quite a success with varieties of programs, Indonesian dances, food sale by vendors (pre order and on the spot), kung fu performance, and barongsay show.
It was a great day, sunny and nice weather, considering it was still Winter time here in TX. Rumah Budaya Indonesia participated in the Asian Festival which was held in San Antonio, TX as their annual big festival.
RBI was represented by 5 dances and fashion Show.
1. Tari Pendet by our kids (four of them, Ellie, Kirana Amick, Haiga Glaze and Dewi). They were too cute and were very brave to be on the stage.
2. The second dance was from Bali as well, called Panji Semirang Dance. We were honored to have a guest from Charlotte, NC represent RBI. Her name is Erna Mardiana and she is a very good and experienced dancer. Thank you Erna for your participation and support.
3. The next dance was Jaipong dance from Sunda land (West Java). Four of our ladies, Yuni Phillipson, Butet Amick, Sandra Teh and Tami DeVries, shaken the stage with their moves. Very nice indeed and the music was so energetic as well....
4. The next dance is Indang Badinding dance from West Sumatra. A bunch of ladies who were dedicated and had sacrificed their time and material to make it happen. They were Feby Sheehan, Anne Downs, Sandra Todd, Paula McMullen, Dwi Haryati, Jehan Glaze, Ambarwati, Inang Butet and Lenda Sompie. They practiced diligently and committed. The dance was kinda harmony dance and very very energetic. We had a great applause when we finished.
5. And the last one was from our teenagers (Jane DeVries, Katrin Sheehan, and two others) who danced Melati Putih from the Song Melati Putih. The song was sung by our duet, Carla Brooke and Midori Getterman. They wore the Makassar outfit from South Sulawesi with their huge hand fan. They were so beautiful, colors and moves.
We rocked the stage...enough said..;))
And then we moved to the indoor stage for the Fashion Show. We picked some performers plus the ones that already prepared for the fashion show. We wore Traditional Indonesian outfit and also it was a blast.
All in all, it was a good day with good and successful performance.
Hidup Rumah Budaya!!
MORE PICTURES HERE
Perpisahan RBI dengan pak Isman dan pak Djoko yg telah habis masa tugasnya di KJRI Houston. Terimakasih atas baktinya selama ini. Selamat jalan dan sampai berjumpa kembali di lain kesempatan. We'll miss you and wishing you all the best!!
Thank you to Chris Jones who recording these special moments for us.
Terimakasih kepada teman teman yg telah menghadiri dan memberikan donasi utk RBI juga terima kasih kepada biduanita Austin Carla Brook and Sabarita sembiring, Anne Downs yg telah mempersiapkan lagu2 dan speakernya. Butet Amick yang telah bersedia jadi MC dadakan😘 Kita ketemuan lagi ya di next event.
Our 'Hands-On Batik Making' workshop held on Sunday, Jan10 was well underway. Everyone enjoyed the session starting from waxing until dyeing process. We would like to convey our sincere appreciation to Batik Budaya Jawa (Kusdorotanti Icus), Butet Luhcandradini, Yeni Burgess, Lenda Sompie, Anne DT, Dian Orah Smith, Febby Sheehan, Johanes Muljadi, Jane DeVries, and Kirana Amick for your generosity and support. Without group effort the event wouldn't be successfully run.
First of all, on behalf of Rumah Budaya Di Austin I would like to thank Stephen Slawek, who is the director of the Javanese Gamelan Ensemble at UT Butler School of Music for the concert that took place on December 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Bates Recital Hall. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to Pak Rasito Purwopangrawit, the visiting artists Andy Sutton, Chris (rebab); singers Archana Narasimhan, Rashmi Vasist; dancers Sri Lestari, Julia Clifford, Logan Iin Canavan, Fiza Khan, Isman Pasha; and all of the musicians Martina M Li, Myranda Harris, Aruna Kharod, Eddie Hsu, Lee Redfield, Amy Babich, Peter Breithaupt, Todd Olson, Ja Young Joo, Michelle Jones, Kevin Dedon, Jeff Grimes, Laura Brackney, Butet Luhcandradini who make up the Gamelan Ensemble here at the University of Texas at Austin.
Secondly, I would like to thank the Indonesian community in Texas and offer my sincere appreciation to them for all the support they have provided to RBI in sponsoring the concert. Without the help and assistance provided by the Indonesian community the presentation would not have the same effect on the people who attended the concert. Your efforts toward developing this event to have a truly “Indonesian Flavor” paid off in the long run.
Johanes Muljadi (President), Febby Sheehan (VP & FB), Anne Downs(Secretary, flyer designer & pic editor), Dian Orah Smith (Treasury), Butet Luhcandradini (Committee & asst coord), Carla Brooks (Committee).
Suzy Wallace (costume), Sara DeVries (costume), Agung Phinney (make-up), Inang Butet (hair), Samuel Downs (photography), Emil Harsa (video graph), Drestilya Utama (refreshments), Pecan Creek House (reception decorator), Dwi Haryanti (reception), Fadil Sheehan (reception), Rudy (reception), Jane DeVries (reception), Permias (instruments mover)
Food and Beverage donations:
Febby (spicy eggs, potato fritters, putri ayu, centik manis), Johanes (beef rendang, dadar gulung), Desi Maulani (fried noodle), Butet (yellow rice, spicy chicken liver, sweet tofu, wingko), Tami (fried chicken, sweet layer cakes, teh botol), Lanny (egg rolls), INa Lumingkewas (onde manado), Yeni Burgess(risoles), Inang Butet (kue mangkok).
For others that I might have left out I would like to say thank you again for assisting Rumah Budaya Indonesia in sponsoring this successful event. Your hard work and dedication is what makes us proud to say “Indonesia is wonderful".
Rumah Budaya Indonesia participated in Indonesian Culinary Festival event in Houston TX, on November 14th 2015.
We had photo booth offering traditional Indonesian attire with the make up (by Agung Phinney) and photographed by Yeni Burgess.
We also sold the Indonesian accessories, crafts and clothes.
Beside Photo booth, RBI also performed the Sundanese Jaipong Dance from West Java. Yuni Philipson and Butet Amick performed very well. Thank you Ladies...
Some of Indonesian from Austin attended for helping and supporting the event especially for RBI.
It was all in all a very nice event with many Indonesian delicious food from some area in Indonesia, great performances (many of them) and wonderful companions.
Until the next event, Salam Budaya!
Fine day in Austin when Rumah Budaya Indonesia and Permias Austin held an Indonesian Day 2015. RBI had the food sale and Indonesian Cultural Exhibition.
Students and public came to buy food, browsing our Cultural Exhibition, bought some clothes and accessories and asking questions about Indonesia.
Tami and Butet Amick with some volunteers (Desi Rosadi, Sara DeVries, Yeni Burgess, Ike Lucey) were from RBI and they did a wonderful job in setting the display, selling the food and giving information about Indonesia.
Thank you Ladies.... until the next event.
On October the 3rd, 2015 RBI participated in the Annual International Festival in Killeen. We participated last year as well and was very nice experience thus we for sure participated again this year.
It was different than last year, this year the event was held inside the Killeen Community Event Center, last year it was outdoor and very very cold so maybe they thought we were better off inside.
RBI team came with some different kind of Indonesian Traditional Attire,
It was surely very colorful and people were drawn to our booth.
The attire that we wore for Fashion Show were:
Balinese (Kristin, Ika and Agung Phinney), East Nusa Tenggara (Anne Downs), North Sumatra (Rosie Baptiste, Katrin Sheehan and Caleb Baptiste), Dayak (Febby Sheehan), Banjarmasin (Rudi), Sundanese (Yuni and Butet Amick), South Sulawesi (Dian and Audrey Lacey), Javanese (Ambar and Shaun Paul Sheehan).
Our perforrmance began with a solo dance (Balinese Dance) by Agung Phinney, then followed by Traditional Costumes Fashion Show. Dian Smith explained and introduced us and our costumes with the song from each particular ethnicity/area,
The audience seemed very interested. The performance was ended by Jaipong Dance by Yuni and Butet Amick. The dynamic dance surely got a great response from those who watched it.
We also had a Sale Booth with great decor (Thank you to Mbak Tami DeVries and her team that had already decorated a night before). Very Festive.
Some pictures of the event:
RBI (Warung Nusantara Division) Participated in Indonesian Independence Day Celebration by IDN in Cedar Park, TX
WARUNG NUSANTARA represented Rumah Budaya Indonesia participated in Indonesian Independence Day 2015 event held by IDN (Indonesian Diaspora Network) on August 22, 2015 at Elizabeth Milburn Park, Cedar Park, TX.
We sold bakso (Indonesian meatball soup) and other snacks and crafts.
It was great event for meeting and introducing Rumah Budaya Indonesia and Warung Nusantara to the public.