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Indonesia: Musical Training
The services held by the Protestant Indonesian Church in Donggala (GPID) on the island of Sulawesi are very lively: this is largely down to the colourful mix of churchgoers from Bali, Java and the north of Sulawesi. The fact that so many different cultures come together under one roof is by no means matter of course. Many young people find it difficult to find their feet in their new place of residence. They often feel they have no prospects and some turn their back on the church. The musical training offered to young people builds a bridge, with which to connect Indonesia’s different cultures.
Music provides identity
Twice a year, the Donggala church offers courses in church music. The integration projects each last two months and span the period when youngsters are waiting for the next school year, vocational training or university. On the courses, they learn to play instruments, take singing lessons, and find out more about musical theory and conducting. Here, they can bring their different musical traditions and styles to play – a real asset for church life!
255 million inhabitants, of which 5% are Protestants
Music you can feel and touch
The focus is obviously on practical application: during the training, the participants play in services or at festivals. Many of them have also taken on responsibility for church music in their Indonesian communities.
To ensure an even higher quality of training, instruments, recording equipment, music books and technical equipment are available in the church music laboratory.
We are pleased to hear that you are interested in this project. If you have any general questions, please use the contact form below. We are also happy to help you personally if you have any questions or require further information – by phone or by E-mail.
Djoko P. A. Wibowo
Liaison Secretary Indonesia
+49 711 636 78 -36
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