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Jakarta Post

Ubud festival welcomes world musicians

  • Franki Raden


Jakarta   /   Fri, February 18 2011   /  10:08 am

Italian strings: Anello Capuano, acclaimed as the most prominent world music multi-instrumentalist, is set to play at BIFest this Saturday. Courtesy of Bali Inter-Music Festival (BIFest)Indonesia has a rare opportunity to hold an international music festival luring highly acclaimed world musicians to Ubud. Called the Bali Inter-Music Festival (BIFest), the event will take place at Arma Museum, Ubud, on Feb. 19, from 6 to 11 p.m.For the first BIFest in the new decade of the 21st century, the musicians will come from Canada (Reg Schwager, known as the best Canadian jazz guitarist), Africa (Supa Kalulu, marimba dance band led by Jan Maraire, wife of the late master Maraire), Italy (Anello Capuano, acclaimed as the most prominent world music multi-instrumentalist), Japan (Chika Asamoto, a superb female soprano sax player), Jakarta (Dwiki Dharmawan, Indonesian music ambassador) and, of course...