Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

PASAR KERONCONG KOTAGEDE 2018 (15 December 2018) – A Fado Music Festival in Kotagede Old Town

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS EVENT?

ONCE A YEAR EVENT
This event was attended by thousands of visitors, fado enthusiasts and fado communities from all over Indonesia.

AWESOME ENVIRONMENT
You gonna see awesome ancient city of Kotagede, yes Kotagede = big city, it’s the heritage  capital of Mataram sultanate with awesome atmosphere, you can see also the old architecture of houses, narrow street, etc.

BEAUTIFUL NIGHT SKY
You gonna see beautiful night sky on the concert because it open space. It become exotic atmosphere with traditional chairs or sitting on the ground with the strong lights.

FREE
It’s free.

IGA MAWARNI:

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DESCRIPTION:

Keroncong in Indonesia comes from Music Portuguese “fado” introduced by the sailors and the slave merchant ships in the 16th century. In the development of traditional Indonesia entered a number of elements that participate to form keroncong music, in short keroncong has evolved a long and admirable.

Keroncong unique with a blend of western and eastern culture, flexibility and openness will be other music, so many types of songs will still be dynamically performed with rhythmic keroncong. This is what makes many people believe keroncong will be lasting throughout the ages.

From the results of the discussions with the community Kotagede finally sparked the idea of holding “Keroncong Kotagede Market 2015”. And as the name implies this performance will be like a market where many kinds of styles keroncong be displayed so that the audience can freely choose the preferred, even the audience will be given the freedom to interact.

In this event, there are three stages named Sopingen stage, Kajengan Stage, and Loring pasar Stage.

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*) Photo source: Jakarta Post/Tarko Sudiarno.

WHEN AND WHAT THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?

HELD ON:
DECEMBER 15th, 2018

OPENING HOURS:
7 PM – 12 PM

*) Usually the famous artist will show on the end of the festival.

HANNAH STANDIFORD:

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*) Photo source: https://id-id.facebook.com/pasarkeroncong/posts/kencrungan-pertama-dari-ok-kharisma-ft-hannah-standiford-seni-musik-keroncong-te/766595760203223/

OPPIE ANDARESTA

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*) Photo source: gudeg.net

WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Kotagede Market.

DISTANCE:
About 6 km or 15 minutes to east south from downtown Yogyakarta.

MAP:
HOW TO GET TO THE LOCATION?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is a cheap public transport to get there. Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 4,000. You must go to halte bus/bus stop of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Tegalgendu/Pegadaian Kotagede halte (halte Kotagede), usually 3A or 3B bus route and then take a walk to the market. Ask to the operator if you still confused.
Operator will glad to give information. :-)

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Tegalgendu Shelter/Halte
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 3A at Malioboro halte – Stop in Tegalgendu Shelter/Halte
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route 3A  – Stop in Tegalgendu Shelter/Halte
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Malioboro Shelter,
then please take Route 3A – Stop in Tegalgendu Shelter/Halte

From Tegalgendu Shelter/Halte :
please take a walk to the market.

*) Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. :-).

**) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 AM until 9:30 PM

***) After the music festival end, you can order Go-jek or Grab bike to your hotel.

SINTEN REMEN:

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Featuring: 

KSR (KELOMPOK SWARA RATTAN), SRUTI RESPATI, KRONCONGAN AGAWE SANTOSA, HANNAH STANDIFORD, OK KHARISMA, DONY KOESWINARNO, OK INDONESIAKU, DJADUK FERIANTO & ORKES SINTEN REMEN.

KERONCONG ORCHESTRA: 

Kos Atos (Malang), Orkes Pecas Ndahe (Solo), SD Muhammadiyah Kleco feat Subarjo HS, Kroncong Agawe Santosa, OK Dewa Dewi, OK Kidung Etnosia, Violet Keroncong (UNY), OK Sorlem, OK Sinar Nada, OK Jenak Semanak, OK Depasko, Komunitas Keroncng Nusantara

THEMES THIS YEAR: 

“Gotong Keroncong Bebarengan”
“the themes implies this performance will be like a market where many kinds of styles keroncong be displayed.

ART INSTALLATION

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*) Photo source: Jakarta Post/Tarko Sudiarno.

MBAH GITO RESTAURANT

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*) Hungry? Don’t worry…there will be tasty local culinary between the stages.

**) It also close to Monggo chocolate factory, Sate Karang (beef satay), Bakmi Jowo Mbah Gito Kotagede (Noodles), Omah Dhuwur resto, Sekar Kedhaton resto, Angkringan “Nganggo Suwe”, RM Padang, etc.

WATCH PASAR KERONCONG KOTAGEDE FROM VIDEO:

*) Don’t forget to bring your poncho or raincoat (waterproof jacket) in case if it rain on the site.

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*) Mbah Harji is one of the Keroncong musicians from Kotagede, even though he is more than 70 years old, he is still faithful in pursuing and playing Keroncong music.

**) Photo source: https://id-id.facebook.com/pasarkeroncong/

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