Mariah Carey to highlight Borobudur Symphony

Yogyakarta, (ANTARA News) - US pop diva Mariah Carey will highlight international-level "Himbara Borobudur Symphony" music concert scheduled at Lumbini Garden in the famous Borobudur Temple complex in Magelang, Central Java on Tuesday.

"Mariah Careys performance will be the main part of the historical moment when two masterpieace products will be displayed together before thousands of spectators in the world," project director Palwoto said here on Monday.

He said the musical show promoted by PT Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Prambanan and Ratu Boko would become a collaborative show presenting Borobudur Temple as a world heritage on the one hand and a musical show with world celebrities on the other.

The deputy for energy, logistic, zone and tourism business of the ministry of state enterprises, Edwin Hidayat Abdullah, said Borobudur Symphony is a cooperative work of state enterprises to promote Indonesian tourism to the international community especially tourism destinations managed by state-owned companies as part of efforts to strengthen national branding.

"One of the aims of involving international diva Mariah Carey is part of efforts to allure foreign tourists," he said.

Rajawali Indonesia Communication CEO Anas Syahrul Alimi as consultant promoter of Mariah Carey concert said that the 5 times Grammy winner has been enthusiastic to perform at Borobudur.

"We have made various preparations long before and so far no significant problem has been met," Anas said.

Mariah Carey and her family arrived in Yogyakarta at 1.30am on Sunday and stayed at Hotel Tentrem in Yogyakarta

"Mariah Carey a d her family chose to stay in Yogyakarta after knowing that former US president Barrack Obama had stayed here begore, setelah tahu bahwa Presiden Amerika Serikat Barac Obama juga pernah menginap di sana," kMarketing Communication Rajawali Indonesia Marketing staff Ovie said.

Ovie said Mariah Carey did not tour the old city but had asked her assistants to get tradionsl toys forbher children. She chose to stay at the hotel to preoare for the show in Magelang located some kilometers from the city.

Source: ANTARA News

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