Kuta Sea Sand Land
Kuta Sea Sand Land will be held from August 15-19, 2019 to celebrate Indonesia’s independence day. Kuta Sea Sand Land gives meaning to the sea with a variety of potential and natural wealth. Sand as a symbol of diversity and land is a unity. The activities that are followed by all banjars in Kuta feature people’s parties, baleganjur parades, archipelago parades, arts and cultural attractions, international competitions, international music entertainment, Badung fashion carnivals, food festivals, youth activities, Kuta world flair championship, fruit carving competition, national artist performances.
In addition to increasing the potential of the Kuta area in supporting the Badung Regency tourism industry, the Kuta Sea Sand Land festival is also expected to be a glue between local communities from outside Bali and the International Community, exploring and preserving the arts and customs of the Kuta people in particular. The Kuta Sea Sand Land Festival in the Kuta beach area is joined by 45 participants and is supported by 13 banjars in the Kuta Traditional Village. The KSSL Festival showcases the diversity of Indonesia’s cultural richness.
This year’s Kuta Sea Sand Land carries the theme “Beauty of Diversity” which has the meaning of the sea with its various natural potentials and riches. This activity was held to develop the Kuta community innovation program through institutions such as traditional villages and tourism steak holders who took the initiative to promote Kuta tourism. A number of arts were performed by artists in the KDSL parade including Kecak dance, Legong Keraton, Barong Ket, creative dance performances from the Kuta Traditional Village and a carnival costume parade by the Pancer Langit Art Studio.
In addition, a number of arts from outside Bali such as Reog Ponorogo and Barongsai also performed to entertain thousands of spectators including foreign tourists who are in the Kuta area.
Ubud Village Jazz Festival
Returning this coming 16 – 17 August, The Ubud Village Jazz Festival will once again be held at the ARMA Museum garden, bringing another host of exciting musical legends to Ubud.
Celebrating the huge range of styles and sub-genres that Jazz music and the art of improvisation encompasses, this 2019 will carry the theme “Certainly Indonesia!”, which aligns with the 74th Celebration of Indonesia’s Independence Day, to bring up the spirit of optimism for a better Indonesia ahead.
Involving more than eight countries, the Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2019 will feature an eclectic array of performers across varied styles and generations from jazz legends, new artists to the scene and those at the height of their careers, once again creating one-of-a-kind stage not seen anywhere else. With musicians from Indonesia, Germany, Russia, The Netherlands, Poland, Australia, Austria, France, South Korea, Ubud Village Jazz Festival has grown to become one of Bali’s most important cultural and community events, gaining a serious reputation across the globe and the jazz stratosphere.
Since the first edition in 2013, Ubud Village Jazz Festival has pushed to be an eco-friendly festival, and this year will be so more than ever. “Supporting the ban on single-use plastic to the heart of the city, during this prominent festival, is one of the many ways we give back to the community and take action to care for our environment,” said Anom Darsana, co-founder of the festival.
The Line Up
The stellar lineup promises the best in jazz—from traditional to contemporary and fusion, funk, smooth jazz, Latin jazz plus rhythm & blues—genres for every jazz lover. To name a few from Indonesia’s Jazz scene, the festival are thrilled to announce the presence of distinguished talents like the award-winning Sri Hanuraga Trio feat. Dira Sugandi, the funky-swing duo Yance Manusama & Otti Jamalus, saxophonist Anggi Harahap, the 18-piece HajarBleh Big Band from Jakarta, the voice of Surabaya native Nancy Ponto.
Coming back for your great pleasure are the Eurasian Quartet featuring Dian Pratiwi, and our co-founder and mentor, Yuri Mahatma with his project “Straight and Stretch”, Canadian Drummer who has resides in Bali for long time, Yvon Thieabault “Perpectives”, Kopi Jazz Kediri, Jazz community from Kediri, East Java. From the young generation, we have Jacob Jayasena, 13 years old pianist along with young female pianist, Nadine.
International jazz will be represented by critically acclaimed Aaron Goldberg Trio (with Matt Penn and Leon Parker) from the USA, South Korean Pete Jung Quartet, Michaela Rabitsch & R. Pawlik Quartetsupported by the Austrian Embassy, Harry Mitchell Trio, Arcing Wires, and Caleb Fortuin with the Bali Mates (Future Leaders Jazz Award Winner) from Australia. From Russia Ilugdin Trio and New Centropezn Quartet, and, with the support of the Institut Francais d’Indonesie, Voyager 4
The Vibe at UVJF
UVJF is expected to draw more than 5,000 people over the two-day event and the experience is more than music. The design of the festival in the city centre allows festivalgoers to feel and to explore the “bohemian” atmosphere at downtown Ubud, strolling through streets full of restaurants and cafés, shops, art galleries and many more. Visitors also can take advantage of the local & International savoir-faire, as the festival will have about 30 booths, offering local product/handicrafts, music instrument exhibition, merchandise, food and drinks from some of the best spots/brand of the city and Bali.
Sanur Villlage Festival
Sanur Village Festival (SVF) is one of the biggest events in Bali. It’s a comprehensive celebration spanning for five days with various socio-cultural sub-events. From music shows to the food festival. There are more than a dozen activities for visitors to participate.
It’s an annual event and is held during summer. This year, Sanur Village Festival will be held from 21 – 25 August 2019. SVF is a festival established since 2006. The organizer, Sanur Development Foundation (YPS) has been helping the locals. Promoting and assisting in tourism subject in the area.
Sanur Village Festival main mission is to promote Sanur as one of the oldest tourist areas in Bali. Through the event, SVF attempts to promote another side of Sanur. Which does not lose its authenticity and local value. Despite the modern tourism industry. SVF strives to provide a platform for exhibitors for their art and creativity.
Among the participants are local artists and musicians. Sanur’s small and medium business, especially in the tourism industry, also take part. Over the years, Sanur Village Festival has become one of the most anticipated events in Bali. Attracting over 100,000 visitors in 2018 alone. SVF is among the list of Leading Tourism Event Of 2018 by Indonesian Ministry of Tourism.
Tirta Gangga Festival
There is also the Tirta Gangga festival held on 24-26 August 2019. The main purpose of this one event is to promote the Tirta Gangga Park tourist attraction which has been known as one of the famous detonations in Karangasem Regency. In the festival art performances are displayed on the pond. The art that was staged was Cakepung which is a typical art of Karangasem in the form of narrated poetry. In addition, visitors can also watch the angklung parade that uses bamboo musical instruments such as kendang lanang wadon, gong lanang wadon, kempul, and other musical instruments. Other interesting performances are joged roofs, children’s baleganjur parades, and the pesantrian accompaniment parade.
Karangasem Regency, located in the east of Bali, has a number of global tourist attractions such as Tenganan Village, Candidasa, Tulamben, Amed, Besakih Temple, Mount Agung, to Tirtagangga. The trip to Karangasem can be reached by road via the bypass road of Ida Bagus Mantra Street for two hours from Ngurah Rai Airport. However, Karangasem is not very well known, especially by domestic tourists. Therefore, as revealed by Faried, the organization of the festival is expected to introduce Karangasem as a tourist destination, especially for domestic tourists.