Building Reading Culture in Indonesia

Building Reading Culture in Indonesia

Indonesia inaugurated the new building of the National Library, on September 2017 in Jakarta. Now that we started a new year, the new building symbolizes a new leaf for Indonesia – not ...
Sidney Keys III: Cool Bros Read

Sidney Keys III: Cool Bros Read

[Jakarta, LTTW] The youngest generation of today, famously dubbed Generation Z (also known as iGeneration) was born in the middle of new and ever-changing technological advancement. It’s just normal if massive numbers ...
Obituary, Tim Rollins

Obituary, Tim Rollins

[Jakarta, LTTW]“…They all hated school but they loved art, so I went through art to make them love knowledge…” That was what Tim Rollins told Artspace when they asked him about his ...
Engineers Could Learn a lot from Dance When Designing Urban Transport

Engineers Could Learn a lot from Dance When Designing Urban Transport

Dance and engineering – at first glance they don’t look like they have anything in common. But if one digs under the layers, there are plenty of similarities, more than what we ...
Muhal Richard Abrams, "The Renaissance Man" of 20th Century Music

Muhal Richard Abrams, “The Renaissance Man” of 20th Century Music

Jazz lovers all over the world mourned the loss of a music legend, Muhal Richard Abrams. The New York Times reported that Abrams, 87, was found lifeless on his Manhattan house, October ...
In Search of a Meaningful Life

In Search of a Meaningful Life

Popular MIT anthropology course offers contemplation and dialogue on life's big questions.“Many of us at MIT have these deep, late-night conversations about the grander purpose of our existences,” says Choudhury, a senior ...
The Sex Workers Who are Stopping HIV

The Sex Workers Who are Stopping HIV

Sex workers in Mozambique are providing health support to those at the margins of society. They face political and financial challenges, but against the odds they are helping thousands. Jules Montague reports ...
Akar

Reintroducing cultural heritage to Indonesian diaspora in New York City

An interview with AKAR Foundation, with psychological insight on cultural roots and identity by Denny Putra.Raising children in this era is no easy task no matter where we live; external influences already ...
The healing power of hip hop

The healing power of hip hop

Alexander Crooke, University of Melbourne and Raphael Travis Jr., Texas State University Last year, New York’s then police commissioner Willam Bratton was quick to blame rap music and the culture around it ...
Eid Al Fitr

Eid al Fitr: the Day Human Goodness should advance.

[Jakarta, LTTW]. After thirty days of refraining from physical needs and self-indulging desires from dawn until dusk, senses of gratitude, solidarity, and empathy are heightened, and the soul is repurified. The day ...
Dr. Lonnie Smith

Dr. Lonnie Smith keeps playing live

Up to this day, the technology just keeps advancing and giving us further convenience including musical “experience”. The establishment of Youtube channel, Spotify, iTunes and so on, enables us to enjoy abundant ...
vox de cultura

LttW and VdC: together towards a Fresh, Strong Start in 2015

Jakarta, February 2015 -- Listen To The World (www.listentotheworld.net) has relaunched on January 2015, with new editorial formats and tighter cooperation with sister site Vox de Cultura (www.voxdecultura.net). Both sites under supervision of the Sacred Bridge Foundation (www.sacredbridge.org), this ...
Classical Concert Etiquette

Classical Concert Etiquette

[Jakarta, LttW] Classical music has been around for hundreds of years, and has undergone a series of challenges now and then, whether big or small. In 2011, a BBC Radio 1 DJ ...
Antigoni Goni

Antigoni Goni, The Volterra Guitar Project, and Beyond

Classical Guitarist/Teacher “Being an artist is not a “titleship” you acquire and is not something that anyone can take away from you.” ...
Would You Shape Your Children's Taste in Music?

Would You Shape Your Children’s Taste in Music?

[Jakarta, LttW] “When I was a kid, I remember clearly how my Dad used to play some of the 70’s great rock tunes for me, especially everything that comes from ELP, while ...
Farafina

Farafina, Echoing an Everyday Living

Burkina Faso's best known musical group “Music has no border, and it is universal… but the roots will always be our base.” ...
Kodo

Kodo: What A Way of Living, Learning, and Creating in Modern Times

[Jakarta, LttW] Music in the urban areas today, (read: the so called "modern times") are being tossed around in the midst of technological advancement, democratization, commercialization, “artists” population growth, and future challenges ...
John Wunsch

John Wunsch, A Humble Man of Music

Eminent Classical Guitarist/Teacher “The greatest value of music lies in how it can connect one soul to another.” ...
Timothy Walker

Timothy Walker, Strings of Life

Classical Guitarist/Former RAM Master-class Teacher “…a kid could come along and be pretty talented, but for one thing they could be put off doing it at all if they have a lousy ...
The Ignored Aceh Narrative

The Ignored Aceh Narrative

Arts as a Point of Entry On July 21st, 2005, as Banda Aceh’s air burns us, a group of people with their disciplines and unique skills sit huddled tightly in a van heading ...
El Sistema

El Sistema: Construction Dreams Through Music

by Aryo Adhianto [Jakarta, LTTW] As we often ask and talk about, what does music means to us now? Where will it go, or how far it will succeed in materializing a ...
Amy Knoles

Amy Knoles, Voices and Machine

One of the Gurus of Electronic Music/Percussionist “Electronics was the beginning for me of a journey that is still taking me in fascinating directions and to fascinating lands…” ...
Global music education

GAUNG: 21st Century Global Music Education

by Bob Rose At the end of April, a bold and ambitious journey took place in Bali to pave the way for 21st century global music. Participants were invited from all over ...