District Welesi, Kab. Jayawijaya,
Papua Indonesia | August 7-10, 2019
About Baliem Festival 2019
The annual Baliem Valley Cultural Festival will be held on August 07 – 10 2019 in the Jayawijaya district area of Walesi, West Papua. People from the highlands of Wamena and the neighborhood of Baliem Valley come together for three days of celebrations and dancing and together they mark the 30th Baliem Festival. The festival aims to introduce and preserve the values and culture of traditional tribes and to symbolise the high spirit and power that have been practised for generations.
By attending the massive Baliem Valley Festival, visitors will have a rare chance to learn and experience firsthand the different traditions of each tribe participating in the Festival without having to make the difficult trek to their compounds deep in the hinterland of West Papua.
THE CIVILIZATION OF HUBULA AS A WORLD HERITAGE
An outdoor musical performance hosted by choreographers with 500 performers was the opening act of this year’s Baliem Valley Cultural Festival. Accompanied by music that makes the atmosphere alive and tense. Contains dances, songs and musical performances that tell the life of the people of the Hubula tribe of Papua. Prepare yourself to be present at the biggest cultural stage in Papua this year.