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Information document - About the Michael J School Concerts in Oz 2018 tour
See video clips from the 2017 Michael J School Concerts in Oz Tour of Australia
Perth Schools Concert 8 August still has some places available for schools. Download Registration form here
Perth Schools Concert 9 August is SOLD OUT
Melbourne Schools Concert download Registration Form here
The singing, dancing and wild applause may have finished but the concert memories are still warm and exciting. Watch and listen on the BBIP You Tube channel.
Hear Michael, Toni and Deon in concert and interacting with students. See the joy on students' faces as they join in singing the songs they have been studying.
Download the concert tour report in:
Read the Survey Results with Teacher Comments about the 2017 School Concerts
Ibu Karen welcomed Deon, Toni and Michael to Perth at the start of their 2017 Australian Tour
Watch Shafira's Um's 2016 report on Michael's visit and concerts for Indonesia TV.
If you missed the concerts last year (and all the great learning activities around them) here's what you need to know about Michael Jakarimilena :
Also known in Indonesia as Michael Idol and sometimes as Miki J, Michael gained public attention in Indonesian as a finalist on a season of Indonesian Idol. Born in Papua, Michael’s voice very much reflects the vocal talents of this largest and easternmost province of Indonesia. He has a voice that is distinct, with a rich and melodious tone, and the talent to sing a range of musical genre.
Michael has appeared in three films since 2006 and is regularly seen on television and in concerts around Indonesia.
In what was an Australian first, Michael J performed a schools-only concerts in Western Australia, in which schools with Indonesian language programs were invited to bring their students along to hear and join in with a range of songs performed on stage by Michael. The experience was a labguage immersion for the students, with the majority of songs, including pop, rock, dangdut, reggae and hip-hop styles, sung by Michael in soulful Indonesian.
Students eagerly joined in during the concert , singing along with the lyrics projected the big screen with images that reinforced the meaning of the language in the songs.
Michael J is returning to Negeri Kanguru to present a series of concerts to students of bahasa Indonesia across Australia. The concerts will begin in Perth in early August and extend across the country until early September.
A resource package of work is available for teachers to use in their classrooms in the weeks leading up to and after the concert. Teacher can access these resources after registering for a concert by clicking here and using the code provided at time of registration.
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The Michael J School Concerts in Oz are presented by Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth (BBIP) and generously supported by the Embassy of Republic of Indonesia Canberra, and Australian Government through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.