Bali arts fest in all its splendour


Extravagant start: Dancers performing during the parade of the month-long Bali Arts Festival. — AP

DENPASAR: More than 4,000 performers hit the street in Bali to showcase the richness of their culture, marking the start of the 41st Bali Arts Festival.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo officially launched the parade by hitting the traditional wooden kulkul bell in front of the Bajrasandhi monument, which honours the struggles of the Balinese people throughout history.

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