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Music with a mission: Ubud jazz festival features local, international artists

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, August 18, 2019  /  07:15 am
Music with a mission: Ubud jazz festival features local, international artists

Indonesian musician Sri Hanuraga (The Jakarta Post/Iqbal Yuwansyah)

Musicians from nine countries are performing at the 2019 Ubud Village Jazz Festival (UVJF).

Held at the Arma Museum Ubud in Gianyar, Bali, until Saturday, the festival features Sri Hanuraga Trio feat Dira Sugandi from Indonesia, Aaron Goldberg Trio from the United States, Pete Jung Quartet from South Korea and Arcing Wires from Australia, among other acts.

"UVJF 2019 features an extensive range of jazz music. Musicians from various parts of the world will perform in diverse and rich subgenres," UVJF cofounder Anom Darsana told Antara news agency.

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With its slogan "CERTAINLY! INDONESIA” the event beats the drum for optimism about a better and more developed Indonesia.

Established in 2013, the UVJF says it is committed to environmental protection. "This year, UVJF also supports the prohibition of disposable plastic. This commitment shows our concern as well as our responsibility as community members who care about environmental issues," Anom said.

In addition to its stage performance, Aaron Goldberg Trio also held a jazz workshop for local musicians at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts in Denpasar on Thursday. (ran/wng)

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