ARE YOU AN ANGEL?
TIME to spread those wings again and fly, or in this case, dance! It’s the annual audacious I’m An Angel charity event at KU DE TA on the 11th of July. This year’s event will shift from a gala dinner, as in previous years, to a Music & Street Festival style, with a fundraising day party that starts at 2pm and rocks until 11pm. There will be a great line-up of bands on stage to entertain the troops including Jason Heerah and Band and Jakubi, both hailing from Australia, as well as Indonesia’s Art Of Tree and Marapu with The KDT All Stars are also lined up to deliver the goods. The popular silent auctions are still being held where amazing bargains can be had as well as food stalls supplied by some of Bali’s top restaurants serving up street fare from KU DE TA, Barbacoa, Mozaic, Merah Putih, Eatwell, Cuca, Sarong and Motel Mexicola. All of the proceeds go to the needy children and families of Bali. Tickets are on sale for Rp250,000 with the first 200 guests receiving a free drink.
Tel: 0361 736969 www.kudeta.net
Dreamfields Festival is set to rock Bali again after the success of last year’s event. The Dutch Electronic Music Dance festival will host its second successful event on Saturday 15th of August at the GWK Cultural park in South Kuta. Dutch organisers Matrixx last year successfully connected 50 different nationalities on the Mighty Garuda stage under the watchful eye of Barong, the leader of all that is good. Outstanding stage designs, mesmerizing shows with lasers, fireworks and entertainment are all part of the A class production.
THREE PART HARMONY
In its third successful year, the Ubud Jazz Festival is coming back to the artistic village of Ubud on the 7-8th of August. This year there is a Bali International Jazz Summer School for budding Louis Armstrongs and mini Miles Davises. Since 2010 Yuri Mahatma, a musician, composer and music teacher as well as the founder of the Underground Jazz Movement, and Anom Darsana, the director and owner of Antida Music Productions have put this show together with over 1,000 volunteers. The festival’s focus isn’t on big groups it’s on perfectly formed performances from over 100 musicians giving only about 25 gigs over the three-day period. Perfection in three part harmony is the key here with great venues, excellent musicians and pitch perfect performances. This event has become an Asian attraction for jazz enthusiasts in the region, so get your tickets now.
Tel: 0361 285196 www.ubudvillagejazzfestival.com