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Virtual dance music festival raises funds to help workers affected by pandemic

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, June 7, 2020  /  04:54 pm
Virtual dance music festival raises funds to help workers affected by pandemic

Good Vibrations virtual dance music festival is being held to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shutterstock/Vladimir Hodac)

Hype Festival in collaboration with the Building Culture Movement (BCM) initiative is holding the virtual dance music festival Good Vibrations.


@hypefestivalid and @buildingculturemovement , supported @kemenparekraf.ri presents: GOOD VIBRATIONS Streaming from our official YouTube and Twitch channel. where both International and Indonesian artist come together in this special fundraising party to help people in need during this global pandemic. Cooperating with and our partner Building Culture Movement, we will distribute your donations from the account to Indonesia’s creative and tourism industry workers who are in dire need of daily and health necessities. Join us as we uplift each other with positivity and dance together to share the good vibe with the world. Keep checking this page for further information about the schedule, subscribe to our Youtube and Twitch channel Your donation, your support, your message matters #goodvibrations #partyinpositivity #letsgethype #bcmbergerak

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Supported by the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry, the event is raising funds to help workers in the creative and hospitality sectors as well as informal workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Twenty seven Indonesian and international DJs are featured in the festival, including Dipha Barus, Christina Novelli, Indra7, Andrew Rayel, Blinders and Yasmin.

Rizki Handayani of the ministry said the event was expected to help lessen the significant impact of the pandemic and would hopefully entertain the public.

Read also: The timeless and healing music of Dipha Barus

Good Vibrations can be streamed on YouTube and Twitch until Sunday and from June 12 to 14.

As of the time of writing, the event had collected Rp 18.57 million (US$1,318.36) of its target of Rp 150 million on crowdfunding platform

Popular DJ Dipha Barus was involved in the Identity: Project Blue Marble in late May, a collection of performances by Asian Artists live-streamed around the world to celebrate the Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month. It was initiated by James Roh and Kev Nish of the American electronic hip-hop group Far East Movement.

Dipha also joined virtual rave Zouk Phuturescapes in May, created by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and nightclub Zouk Singapore. The event featured American DJ Diplo and Christina Novelli. (wng)

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