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Jakarta Post

Carnival lights up Ubud Fest

  • Desy Nurhayati and Kate Lamb

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, October 11 2009   /  11:14 am

Ubud was a cacophony of sounds and words during Saturday's session of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, with a poetry slam, a street party and several discussions highlighting the fourth day of the festival. The poetry slam session featured Omar Musa, an Australian hip-hop artist and spoken-word performer, who won the Australian National Poetry Slam. The lively festival continued with a street party on Jl. Kajeng, which is deemed one of Ubud's most charming streets. During the party, people shared the community spirit and the local food in a carnival-type atmosphere of Barongs, monologues, poetry, comedy and music performances all along the street. Saturday's festival saw some lively discussions between emerging local and international writers. In a session themed "The Legacy of Rendra", Australian Max Lane - who translated some of W.S. Rendra's works including ...