For the last two days I have been giving all-day workshops and then press interviews in the evenings.

The workshops have been great (but pretty tiring!). Everyone is enthusiastic and the Indonesian audience is a very lively, participative one! They've really gotten into the spirit of the exercises and demonstrations.

We are giving the workshops in the Ministry of Education building. Here is the stage all set for action:  -

Before the workshop started and during breaks and lunch, a wonderful group of kids performed music for us - a mix of traditional Indonesian songs and music and western songs in Indonesian. The man in back, also singing (we were all singing along to this song!) is the manager of the group.
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Here is the lead singer, Siwi, who has a wonderful voice:  -

Another singer, Iqbar, is only nine years old and comes a very war-torn part of Indonesia. He sang a very enjoyable rendition of a Indonesian song about a chicken!

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And this is Mega, who is eleven. She is singing Javanese songs and has one of the most powerful voices I've heard. Indeed, she was won a well-known contest for singing pop music. Britney Spears has nothing on her!
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Here are Dodi and Dwi, who accompanied the singers.
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