Indonesian reggae singer Ras Muhammad attracted thousands of local and foreign tourists during his concert at cross border post in Skouw, Papua, on Nov. 16. (Photo courtesy of Ras Muhammad official Facebook)

Papua Hosts Reggae Concert Near Border

BY :JAKARTA GLOBE

NOVEMBER 19, 2017

Jakarta. Indonesian reggae singer Ras Muhammad attracted thousands of local and foreign tourists during his concert at cross border post in Skouw, Papua, on Nov. 16.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Tourism on Sunday (19/11), the event was attended by around 3,000 local tourists and more than 1,800 foreign tourists.

"It’s a success; people from Jayapura mixed with foreign tourists from Papua New Guinea and were really entertained during the show," Esthy Reko Astuti, tourism development deputy at the Ministry of Tourism, said in a the statement.

Ras performed a total of 11 songs, including hit songs "No Woman No Cry," "Peace in Liberia" and "Live Upright."

The show also featured performances from local reggae band Dave Solution and Papua New Guinea’s Vanimo Natives.

Hendry Noviardi, the ministry’s nature tourism promotion, said the number of foreign festival-goers exceeded the initial target, which was only 1,500 people.

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