Rawalpindi, 13 November 2022 (TDI): Visitors to the 2nd Pindi Food Fest 2022 in Ayub National Park, Rawalpindi were astounded by the ladies of the Indonesian Embassy as they performed “Angklung” to traditional songs and the Beatles’ “Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da.”

Natsha Baig, a well-known singer from Pakistan, performed at the Festival among other artists such as Chef Gulzar, Shan Khan, Bakhsi Brother, Mash Baloch, and Hassan Darbuka.

A bamboo frame with two to four bamboo tubes hung inside it and tied with rattan cords is the structure of the Indonesian musical instrument known as the angklung.

Since each Angklung only produces one note or chord at a time, melodies need the cooperation of many players.

Indonesian society’s cooperative and sociable nature in all its diversity is captured in Angklung.

The Angklung is a musical instrument frequently used in Indonesian rituals such as rice planting, harvesting, and circumcision.

It is intimately tied to traditional traditions, arts, and cultural identity. Angklung was named a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of mankind by UNESCO in 2010 in recognition of its distinctive sound and philosophical significance.

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The Rawalpindi Chamber & Commerce of Industry hosts the Pindi Food Festival, an annual cultural and gastronomic promotion event, which was first held last year (RCCI).

More than 55 food vendors showcasing delectable and varied Pakistani cuisines are available at the three-day food festival.

Kitchen Arabella MRC Pakistan is taking part in the second Pindi Food Festival in 2022 and introducing Pakistani food enthusiasts to Indonesian dishes, including Bakso (meatballs), Bakwan (Indonesian Pakora), Siomay, Fried Rice and Noodles, Chicken Satay, and Banana Cheese Roll.

Many people stopped by the Indonesian food stand because they were intrigued by how some of the dishes resembled Pakistani fare but were also inspired by the distinctive flavours of Indonesian cuisine.

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