A number of musicians that will perform on the 2 stages during the 30day event among them are Balawan, Dewa Budjana Zentuary, Indra Lesmana Surya Sewana, Idang Rasjidi, Ito Kurdhi Chemistry, Koko Harsoe Trio. Other artists include Mergie Segers, Nancy Ponto, Nesia Ardi, Oele Pattiselano Trio, Sandhy Sondoro, Sandy Winarta Trio, Tohpati, Yuri Mahatma Quartet. Several young musicians will also show off their talent at this festival, hoped to become an annual event.
This festival is initiated by three figures that support jazz development in Bali, musician couple, Indra Lesmana and Hon Lesmana, and young hospitality entrepreneur Ida Bagus Gde Sidharta Putra or better known as Gusde. Indra Lesmana who has stayed in Bali since 2014 hopes to contribute his knowledge and experience to young talented kids specifically in music. To initiate this, he develops a community and channel by establishing his center or Sanggar. This is Mostly Jazz’s role in cooperation with Santrian, Indra adds. Now with Sanur Mostly Jazz Festival aside from celebrations, we would like to provide the opportunity for young talents already studying in our center or others to perform as well.
Further, according to Indra this musical event is influenced by Sanur community’s nature which is open and equal. This event provides a platform for collaboration among musicians as well as with traditional music composers and young musicians to develop their creativity jointly. Indra hopes this festival can develop a partnership with other artist such as dance, art, literature and other disciplines into a bigger scale event. He is sure this creativity can trigger other quality and innovative works of art.
Gusde says, this festival has been long awaited by jazz lovers, as they want more and more of Jazz performances in the annual Sanur Village Festival, now entering its 12th year. With this beach front jazz, we hope send the message of love, passion, brotherhood, unity or peace to the public. Inheriting a creative, interactive, and collaborative jazz spirit, Gusde hopes this musical moment can bring optimism to better changes through a musical perspective. Similar to improvisations in jazz, this festival hopes to inspire life, not just in a small social scale but reaching more to the community, state and country.
Naturally, this event will correlate with tourism activity in Bali’s daily community and Sanur specifically. Gusde Sidharta whom is also the chairman of Kota Denpasar tourism promotion agency (BPPD) hopes this jazz festival can add on to existing festivals and bring more jazz visitors from around the world to Bali.
Thematically, Sanur Mostly Jazz Festival will be in conjunction with the main theme of this year’s Sanur Village Festival XII which is Bhinneka Tunggal Ika. As chairman of the event, Gusde says this festival will be the opening event for Sanur Village Festival which will be held from 9-13 Agustus 2017.
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