Downtown Silver Spring was bustling with activities on Sunday, September 16 as thousands of visitors attended the 2nd Made in Indonesia Festival.
Indonesian art communities in the Washington, DC, metro area performed various on-the street performances from Reog Ponorogo, a majestic lion dance from the country’s East Java region, to Pencak Silat or its traditional martial arts, from an acoustic bamboo orchestra (angklung) to batik fashion shows and tor-tor dance from North Sumatera.
The street fair aimed to introduce the South East Asian nation to the American public. Nineteen booths offered a wide variety of Indonesian products for sale including furniture, art, and food.
Indonesia’s own top 5 finalist of the X-Factor Netherland, Dony Vernianto, hosted the event.
Made in Indonesia Festival is produced by Maya Naratama, an Indonesian-native, and her Maryland-based production company, Acha Productions,LLC.