Michael J School Concerts in Oz 2017

29 August 2017

  • Sector: Education
  • Country location: Australia
  • Grantee: Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth (Inc)
Michael behind a microphone on a stage.
Photo: Michael J performing at the BBIP schools concert in Perth 2016 (Credit: Ranson Media).

Project description

Michael Jakarimilena (also known in Indonesia as Michael Idol) gained public attention across Indonesia as a finalist on 'Indonesian Idol’. Michael has appeared in several films since his ‘Idol’ appearances and regularly performs around Indonesia and on television. He is a humble, but entertaining performer with a strong sense of national identity with Indonesia and is a positive mentor for the younger generation in both Indonesia and Australia.

Year 6-12 students across several Australian States will be immersed in Michael J’s concerts, providing a common experience and learning context in Indonesian language and music, with opportunities to share opinions and feelings in bahasa Indonesia. The experience will showcase the similarities the young people of both countries share, rather than focusing on differences.

Songs have been selected with input from teachers in Australia and have a direct connection to the Australian Curriculum: Languages (Indonesian). Learning programs developed online are available for teachers to make use of, leading up to, and after the concert. A live stream to some partner schools in Indonesia is also being planned for some of the concerts.

Key dates

Michael J School Concert, Lakes Theatre, Mandurah Baptist College, Western Australia, 08/08/2017 to 08/08/2017

Michael J School Concert, Alan Shaw Centre, Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, Western Australia, 10/08/2017 to 10/08/2017

Michael J School Concert, Melbourne, Victoria TBA, 16/08/2017 to 16/08/2017

Michael J Indonesian Independence Day Performance, Federation Square Melbourne, 17/08/2017 to 17/08/2017

Michael J School Concert, Sydney, NSW, 22/08/2017 to 23/08/2017

Michael J School Concert, Adelaide, SA, 29/08/2017 to 30/08/2017

Michael J School Concert, Darwin, NT, 05/09/2017 to 05/09/2017

  • Australia-Indonesia Institute grant offer: $30,800 (GST included)
  • Total project value: $60,000
  • Website: http://www.balaibahasaperth.org
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Last Updated: 1 August 2017