1st Annual Black Tie Event

A Night of Cultural Journey & Talents, featuring Indonesian Hip Hop Artist, SAYKOJI.

Philadelphia, PA, July 18th, 2017 – As part of the Philadelphia Indonesian Week 2017, Modero & Co. is planning their first ever Black Tie Event on Friday, August 18th at 7:30 PM at the Ethical Society Auditorium in Rittenhouse Square. The event will feature a sit-down three-course Indonesian cuisine dinner, cultural and modern entertainment. The event is also a fundraiser for Modero & Company’s effort in raising money for their performance at the Walt Disney World in Florida on December 30th, 2017.

Performance & Entertainment

Guests are expected to wear a formal creative black tie attire to the event and will enter into a red carpet inspired setup in the lobby of the Ethical Society building. A 3-course dinner will be provided by a community catering Pecel Ndeso with a choice of regular and vegetarian option. The entertainment line-up will include a traditional Indonesian dances by Modero Dance Company, Dangdut in America Singers from NSR Entertainment, an Indonesian Leeway grantee poet Cynthia Dewi Oka, Music by Lee Junior Entertainment and DJ Rah Music, a few other local artists with the main entertainment provided by Indonesian Hip Hop Artist Saykoji and Havis Della MC from Jakarta, Indonesia.

sinta“We’ve been dreaming of planning this type of event for a couple of years and although this is a small scale of black tie event, we are very proud to finally host this event with the help of a few community sponsors such as Cargo M Plus M, Bethany Miracle Center, Sky Café and Amtyme Transport and bringing a couple artists all the way from Jakarta,” said Sinta Penyami, Executive and Artistic Director of Modero & Company.

Sinta is no stranger in event planning field. She serve as a Vice Chair for the Indonesian Diaspora of Greater Philadelphia and has been in the planning committee of Philadelphia Indonesian Week for the last 4 years. Sinta and Modero have also planned a couple Indonesian Culinary Festivals in South Philadelphia and have been a great success.

“This black tie event is not just an event, we want to showcase our community talent and show our appreciation. We would like to host this type of event and open it up to the public. We would love to have non-Indonesians to attend and experience our cuisine, culture and many different community members’ talents, said Sinta. “We are planning to have community members in traditional Indonesian costumes to serve the main course, while guests will also enjoy a variety of entertainment. We will eat, take pictures, dance and show our appreciation to these artists. We also have a surprise announcement that we will make. You will have to be there to know what it is!”

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