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The Ubud Village Jazz Festival, as part of their community commitment, will be flying the eco-friendly banner by only using LED lighting, home-made torches, bicycles for musicians to ride to and from venues, recycling bins and a no-plastic bags policy. Tree-planting will be a planned daytime activity.
Up to 100 renowned international and Indonesian jazz musicians will converge on the hillside town of Ubud, 9 and 10 August, to appear in the inaugural Ubud Village Jazz Festival.
The Ubud Village Jazz Festival is a Bali-based initiative. “The event is run by those who wish to offer something to Bali but not solely for commercial purposes. We see it as a meaningful way to align the creative industries and tourism in an ongoing sustainable way “, said Anom Darsana.
When: 9 & 10 August 2013
Venue: Arma Museum Ubud Village Bali
The Ubud Village Jazz Festival is the brainchild of Yuri Mahatma, jazz musician and one of the founders of the Bali Jazz Community and Anom Darsana, of Antida Music Productions.
The idea to hold an international Jazz Festival was born after Serambi Arts Antida, Denpasar, was forced to close in 2012. Since then we have held highly successful Jazz Rendezvous events as a lead-up to this Festival. The musicians we have invited support our mission to promote high-quality jazz from around the world to a discerning audience” said Festival Director Anom Darsana.
The Festival has already garnered widespread support from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, the BTB, Gianyar Regency, the creative arts communities of Bali and the people of Ubud. “Ubud is a world famous tourist destination with a long tradition of fostering the creative arts. It’s the ideal place for an event of this nature.” said Yuri Mahatma.
Set in the grounds of the glorious Arma Museum, a dazzling program of world-class Jazz will be performed under the stars over two nights, from twilight until late. Destined to become Bali’s premier Jazz event, invited guests include Peter Beets (Netherlands), Uwe Plath, Dian Pratiwi (Germany), Diego Maroto and Michael Verapeen Quintet (Malayasia), Yokohama Association of Artists (Japan), Balawan, Dwiki Dharmawan, Simak Dialog, The Jongens, Yuri Mahatma, Koko Harsoe, Astrid Sulaiman, the Underground Jazz Movement and Ito Kurdhi.
Food stalls and refreshments will be available on site, offering many of Ubud’s famous culinary specialities. The full program including supplementary workshops and gala events will be available on the website at the end of June at www.ubudvillagejazzfestival.com