The 'Hutan Itu Indonesia' --tr.: Forests Are Indonesia -- movement is ready to hold a concert called 'Musika Foresta' on 13th May at Balai Sarbini, Plaza Semanggi, Jakarta. This event will be held in conjunction with Hari Hutan Indonesia (Indonesian Forest Day) as well as to convey positive messages of forest preservation and protection in Indonesia through art.
Musicians, performing at 'Musika Foresta' concert, have been figures who have explored in the Indonesian forests: Glenn Fredly in Manusela National Park, Ambon, Maluku; Astrid in Nagari Forest Buluh River, Sumatera Barat; Achi Hardjakusumah in Kemenyan Forest, North Tapanuli; and Alam Urbach in Dayat Iban Indigenous Forest, Sui Uti, West Kalimantan.
Those musicians enjoyed the beauty and richness of nature as well as looking for inspiration to be poured into a song. Glenn Fredly said at the press conference:
I was born and raised in Jakarta. Visiting Manusela forest made me realize who I really am. 'Hutan Itu Indonesia' is an organization or group that has thought about how to deliver new perspective about forests in Indonesia. I am inspired by what they do, because they are having fun in what they're doing, we have lost that in Indonesia."
Coordinator of Musika Foresta, Riry Silalahi said:
All the musicians involved here do everything voluntarily. The money from the ticket sales will be channeled for tree adoption, in collaboration with Warsi (Indonesian Conservation Connection - Red), and MyBabyTree from WWF Indonesia."