The “Soul of the Nation” movement finally reached its goal last night. Videos from over 2,000 people singing Indonesia’s national anthem, “Bagimu Negeri,” were broadcast by Indosat on giant screens over three different stages at the Java Soulnation Festival 2012. The videos acted as a choir for singer Raisa Andriana as she sang. “Digital Sing Along with Raisa,” part of Indosat’s Super WiFi campaign, broke the record for the biggest digital recording choir in Indonesia.
Raisa and the Indosat team received an award for the record from MURI (Indonesian Record Museum) on Indosat Stage. According to MURI, up until 5:30 pm on Sunday, the project gathered 2,287 videos and 2,841 pledges.
On stage, Raisa expressed her concern about escalating crime among the nation’s youth, possibly aluding to a recent assault and killing of a high school student. With this project, Raisa hopes to bring some positive soul back to the country and its young people by asking people to pledge their love for Indonesia. The lyrics of the song “Bagimu Negeri” itself is about a pledge to serve the country. Raisa said on stage in front of thousands of her fans:
Nowadays, teens are often identified with something bad, like drugs and violence. Now this is the time for us to show that teens do not act like that.
The Soul of the Nation project is asking people to visit its website and connect to the Facebook to pledge. While the video submission process for Java Soulnation 2012 ended on September 29th, people can still show support by sharing the videos on Facebook or on Twitter by using the #soulofthenation hashtag.
People can also show support by calling 959 with their Indosat numbers to recorded themselves singing “Bagimu Negeri.” The Java Soulnation 2012 mobile app also has special features to support this campaign.