Collaborating with Slank, Freeport Indonesia Holds the Highest Music Concert in Indonesia
19 August 2023
PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) won the Indonesian Museum of Records (MURI) record through the highest music concert in Indonesia, which was held in the Grasberg open pit mining area at an altitude of 4,285 meters above sea level (masl). This musical performance entitled "KITA SATU Concert" collaborated with the music group Slank as performers. The concert was held in celebration of the 78th anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia. The MURI certificate was handed over by MURI Deputy Main Director Osmar Semesta Susilo to PTFI President Director Tony Wenas at Ridge Camp, a light industrial area located at mile 72 Tembagapura which supports PTFI operational activities, Thursday (17/8/2023). Previously, PTFI also received an award from Guinness World Records (GWR) for unfurling the largest flag on a mountain, Wednesday (16/8/2023).
“We want to present something special through a music concert at the top of Grasberg. Preparing for a concert at an altitude of 4,285 meters above sea level was not an easy thing, but it was successfully realized according to plan thanks to the cooperation of all PTFI employees. "Together, let's celebrate this year's Independence Day with the spirit of 'Continue Moving for an Advanced Indonesia' because 'WE ARE ONE'," said PTFI President Director Tony Wenas.
Slank performed several songs including "Mars Slankers", "Ku Tak Bisa", "Heart Pain Orchestra", "Balikin", as well as other legendary Slank songs. Apart from that, Slank also presented national songs, such as "Garuda Pancasila" and "Indonesia Pusaka" which succeeded in bringing a feel of independence to the audience. The KITA SATU concert felt even more special when vocalist Slank Kaka invited PTFI President Director Tony Wenas to the stage and then sang a duet on the song "We Are The Champions" from the music group Queen.
“It was very impressive for us to be able to perform the KITA SATU Concert at an altitude of 4,285 meters above sea level. This opportunity is even more special because it coincides with the momentum of Slank's 40 year musical journey. "Singing at a height like this is an exciting new challenge, and we are very excited to celebrate independence through our music with the PTFI extended family," said Kaka, Slank musician and vocalist whose real name is Akhadi Wira Satriadji.
Grasberg was chosen for the concert because of its unique and challenging location, as well as the story behind its discovery which is part of world mining history in Tanah Papua, Indonesia. Geologically, this location is located in a complex tectonic environment due to the collision of the Australian and Pacific plates. This creates tectonic activity, magma, hydrothermal fluids, and mineralization that form economic mineral deposits of copper, gold, and silver ore. Grasberg, which was once an ancient volcano, has provided great benefits for Papua and Indonesia, and made PTFI a world-class mining company.
The presentation of MURI records at Ridge Camp was followed by a music concert again performed by Slank. This follow-up concert is intended for employees who have worked hard and contributed to the sustainability of PTFI's business. PTFI employees have various ethnic backgrounds from various corners of the country, from Sabang to Merauke, as well as the international community. This creates diversity that unites them in one big PTFI family.
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