One of Indonesia’s most celebrated vocalists, Rossa, is set to hold a charity concert for people displaced by Mount Agung’s eruptions and to help Bali’s tourism recover at The Patra Jasa, Badung regency in Bali on Dec. 31.
“Rossa’s A New Chapter Charity Concert themed Bali Remains Beautiful and Safe is part of our efforts in helping to recover the situation because of Mt. Agung’s eruption,” said The Patra Bali Resort & Villas finance and human resources director, Rizki P. Hasan, at a press conference in Badung on Tuesday. Representatives of the residents living in 22 locations affected by the eruption are said to have been invited to the event. “Hopefully Rossa can help entertain local residents and tourists visiting Bali, as well as promote that the island is still safe for tourism,” said Rizki.
The Patra Jasa company secretary Gatot Subagyo said all revenue from ticket sales during the year-end celebrations would be donated to the displaced people. Rossa, who joined the press conference via phone call, said her team is very proud to be involved in the cause. The singer added that she is not afraid to come to Bali and was even planning to bring 20 family members to spend the year-end celebration on the Island of the Gods. “If there’s an opportunity, I would also like to visit the Mt. Agung displaced persons camps so I can meet the locals. This is part of our support to the Balinese people. I will also donate the profits from the concert to [the displaced persons],” she said.
Rossa said Bali remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, despite the eruption at Mt. Agung, especially since the government has provided a guarantee to tourists that if the volcano does erupt, they will be immediately transported to the nearest airport, such as Juanda Airport in Surabaya.