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Papuan People Turned Bunderan HI CFD Into Happiness and Touching Situation


A Heartwarming and touching situation was seen at Bunderan Hotel Indonesia Car Free Day (CFD), Sunday, (1/9). A number of Papuans were present to hold a concert as a form of unity and peace with the citizens of Jakarta.

Hundreds of dancers danced Yosim Pancar while wearing Papuan traditional clothes, Koteka with distinctive headbands.

According to the head of the event committee, Frans Ansanay, Yosim Pancar dance has the meaning of unity and cohesiveness. Through this dance Papuans want to show if they can coexist as part of Indonesian society.

“This music has the right philosophical values, namely the existence of harmony together. There is no one Yospan Papua, Yospan can be ten people, can be more than ten people so that there shows the unity, cohesiveness and sense of belonging,” said Frans reported by Detik.com.

At the location, other Papuans also seen wearing colorful headdresses and t-shirts with Papua Is Indonesia writing with a Cendrawasih bird logo on its back.

The atmosphere became more touching when the dancers invited the residents who came to mingle and dance together.

There was also Frans Rumbinu who sang the song of Tanah Papua by using a comb and plastic as its musical instrument. Tanah Papua is known as the pride song of the people of Papua. Instantly the atmosphere changed with emotion and a number of residents were seen in tears.

A number of figures were also present in this event such as Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs (Menko Polhukam) Wiranto along with Metro Jaya Police Chief Inspector General Gatot Eddy Purnomo, Pangdam Jaya Maj. Gen. Eko Margiyono and Papua figure Freddy Numberi.


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