Yesterday I talked to (the only one, I heard) the Indonesian bagpiper, Pak Wisnu!
And here goes the story: A few days ago somebody inquired, what will be shown from UK/Great Britain, if they want to hold a cultural event from different countries. It crossed my mind to mention Scottish bagpipe. Who knows, maybe there is at least one Scot who can play bagpipe lost somewhere here in Jakarta ^_^
By the way, Jakarta Highland Gathering was just over, held last Sunday somewhere in Karawaci, Tangerang. For your information, I actually applied for being a volunteer in that occasion. Someone from Phoenix Communications responded me, and asked for my CV. I did that in March. And nearly 2 months later, still there is no news. So a few days prior to the event, I emailed them again and I thought my CV wasn’t successful. Then they replied with one sentence: “No we would still welcome volunteers to help us out on Sunday”. And no further information. I left it just like that. So, what was the CV for actually???
Anyway. Then I heard from my colleague, that there is actually one bagpiper in Indonesia called Pak Wisnu. Wow, I find it really coool…
He learned how to play bagpipe for one year in Glasgow (oh, how I miss Glasgow). We chatted for a while. He said that he doesn’t train so much now, since he is busy with his work. And before he can perform, it takes time to train himself, and it’s not that easy (I can imagine). He dreams of sharing his skill here in Indonesia (I hope your dream will come true).
I suppose you can’t hear the sound of bagpipe now (unless you got the tape of music with bagpipe ^_^), but I will just give you the pleasure of looking at the pictures of bagpipers. Senior and Junior. The pictures I took when I was in Ullapool, Scotland.
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