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Soundsekerta 2016: A Decade to Remember

CELEBRATING a decade of Indonesian talent, Soundsekerta 2016 continues its mission to bring entertainment to Indonesians in Melbourne with its upcoming concert. Stevi Lee has more.

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It all started in 2007, when Monash University’s PPIA (Perhimpunan Pelajar Indonesia Australia) or the Indonesian Students Association invited Indonesian comedians as guests for a comedy talk show called ‘Soundsekerta Feat Empat Mata’. With more than 700 tickets sold for its inaugural event at The National Theatre, the show found success and has since evolved over the years.

Now an annual event, Soundsekerta’s tenth anniversary this year is not to be missed, celebrating Indonesian music and talent all in the arts capital of Australia.

Soundsekerta 2016: A Decade to Remember will be taking place at Melbourne Town Hall on September 11, and has enlisted a lineup which includes, renowned Indonesian bands GAC and Kahitna as well as an orchestral performance by a local orchestra conducted by Randy Enos.

GAC, or Gabriel, Abigail and Cantika, is an Indonesian trio known for their cover of Justin Timberlake’s Mirrors which was featured at the Grammy Awards in 2014.

Meanwhile, Kahitna is a music group from Bandung, Indonesia, founded by Yovie Widianto, and has been around since 1986.

Soundsekerta also offers some amazing opportunities for you to win cash, free tickets and opportunities to meet and greet the guest stars as well!

Winners of Soundsekerta’s Song Cover competition stand a chance to win $100 in cash and a chance to chat with the guest stars! Furthermore your cover will be played at Soundsekerta- a great way to showcase your talent! To enter, upload your cover on YouTube AND a preview of your cover on Instagram and tag @ppiamonash for consideration.

IG competition

As for the Instagrammers among you, winners of the Instagram Photo Competition will be granted one free ticket to the event as well as a meet and greet! To enter, choose a song by either GAC or Kahitna and take a photo on Instagram explaining the photo’s relation to said song. Include the hashtag #SS16InstaCompetition and #Soundsekerta2016, tag @ppiamonash and then upload for consideration!

Both competitions close September 2 so hurry!

Tickets are are currently selling at $30 until the end of August and will be $35 as of September. Large groups have a special promotion where, if you have a group of ten, you can get an extra ticket free! Each ticket grants you six vouchers which can be used at the following restaurants and eateries: Mabrown, Hotstar, Five Plus Juice, Rice Paper, Kaki Lima and Bali Bagus.

Soundsekerta will be held on the September 11, at Melbourne Town Hall. Doors open 5.00pm. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Andriani (+61 449 856 616), or contacting Soundsekerta’s LINE ID (@awk5068j).

For more information and updates about the event, visit their official website and their Facebook Page.

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