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Jakarta Post

Jazzing up a Sunday

  • Aliendheasja Fawilia


Jakarta   /   Sun, June 12 2011   /  07:00 am

Heavy rain did not disperse the crowds at the Sunday Jazz Festival. Instead, they patiently waited until the rain stopped and the festival resumed.

For the second time, the Sunday Jazz Festival came to town. This time, it was held last weekend on June 5. Taking place at Segarra Beach Club in Ancol, North Jakarta, the event promoter said it hoped to provide jazz in the most comfortable, relaxing and fun way.
The Brand New Heavies. JP/Aliendheasja Fawilia The festival was divided into two outdoor stages, each of which had no barriers between artist and audience to create a more intimate atmosphere. The event started around 4 p.m. with a gig by a local band, Soulvibe.

Only two hours later, heavy rain forced the organizers to stop the show for two-hours. At around 9 p.m. the show continued with the Barry Likumahua Project. The band, led by Barry who is the son of senior jaz...