10 May 2015 Festivals
"Bangong" is a traditional dance group from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The group performed traditional Asian folk dances and songs in the 19th edition of the Stara Planina Fest "Balkan Folk 2015", which takes place simultaneously with VI Bulgarian National Championship of Folklore “Euro Folk 2015”.
Hospitable hosts from the Bulgarian town of Veliko Tarnovo enjoyed the dancing and singing talent of the participants from the exotic country. The professional jury assessed their quality of performers of traditional Indonesian dances by awarding them with Gold Medal and declaring them like a "Discovery of the Championship."
The collective was created from Student Association for Urban and Regional Planning, affiliate "Architecture and Planning" at the University of Gadjah Mada (Mada Gadya). In Acehnese language the word "bangong" means "flower". The group is still young - it was created in February 2011, but already is behind a significant number of performances in Indonesia.