Mirrabooka: John Septimus Anglican Community School students treated to Indonesian Idol concert

Michael Jakarimilena with John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School students and staff.
Michael Jakarimilena with John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School students and staff.

FORMER Indonesian Idol finalist Michael Jakarimilena mixed entertainment with education at a concert held at John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School in Mirrabooka.

Jakarimilena, also known as Mikki J in Indonesia, encouraged more than 700 students to sing along to his Indonesian hits and embrace the language and culture on August 9.

His vocals reflect those of people from his birth place, Papua in Indonesia.

He has performed at secondary schools with Indonesian programs in WA, ACT and Victoria.

The Consul General of Indonesia was among the guests who enjoyed an Indonesian meal prepared by hospitality students.

Not-for-profit language and cultural organisation Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth helped arrange the concert which aimed to develop closer links between Australia and Indonesia through cultural emersion activites.