Pandemic and Children’s Education in Indonesia

Pandemic and Children’s Education in Indonesia

Generation of adults, including parents and teachers, still believe that formal education is the main system that must be prioritized at all cost, especially in big cities such as Jakarta ...
Pandemi dan Pendidikan Anak di Indonesia

Pandemi dan Pendidikan Anak di Indonesia

Dari generasi ke generasi, banyak orang tua (termasuk orang dewasa pada umumnya) yang masih percaya bahwa pendidikan formal adalah pendidikan utama yang harus diprioritaskan apapun alasannya ...
Lontar Manuscript: Where the Balinese Turn to for Wisdom

Lontar Manuscript: Where the Balinese Turn to for Wisdom

Studying the content of *Lontar manuscripts is just like turning back in time without actually taking a time machine. For hundreds of years, Lontar has become the medium of choice to preserve ...
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 ...
Lontar, Balinese Sacred Manuscript

Lontar, Balinese Sacred Manuscript

Lontar is a traditional manuscript written on dried palm leaves; almost unknown to many, but it is perhaps one of the most crucial and oldest cultural manifestations of the Balinese people, dating ...
Gending Rare: Balinese Nursery Rhymes Teach Norms and Values

Gending Rare: Balinese Nursery Rhymes Teach Norms and Values

Nursery rhyme’s are crucial to the development of a child's identity. However, in today’s world, where diverse forms of entertainment proliferate within digital domains, are nursery rhymes still significant, or are they ...
Villagers Took Action Protecting Their Language

Villagers Took Action Protecting Their Language

The people of Punggul Village (Bali, Indonesia) have shown their commitment in preserving their language, alphabets and literature, by organising an event called Balinese Language Month 2020. Government officials, village organisations, and ...
CMA’s Indonesian Cultural Festival

CMA’s Indonesian Cultural Festival

Introduction: A wonderful event, the ‘Indonesian Cultural festival’, organized by the Children’s Museum of the Arts, took place last week in the heart of New York City, celebrating and implementing the important ...
CMA's Indonesian Cultural Festival

CMA’s Indonesian Cultural Festival

Join [Children's Museum of the Arts] for a celebration of Indonesian culture! CMA is partnering with Gamelan Dharma Swara to present performances and interactive workshops inspired by Indonesia ...
Rhythm Salad Music Clinic [Picture]

Rhythm Salad Music Clinic [Picture]

Rhythm Salad League is one of Sacred Bridge's capacity building programs designed to increase the abilities, insights, and independence of musicians and actors within musical circles ...
Art is a Mirror of Life: The Volterra Project

Art is a Mirror of Life: The Volterra Project

[Jakarta, LTTW] In 2007, world renowned Greek classical guitarist, Antigoni Goni, created The Volterra Project, Summer Guitar Institute in Volterra, Italy. This yearly summer school does more than just teach guitar techniques, ...
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 ...
Guiding and Hoping for a Better Future After the Indonesian Terror Attacks

Guiding and Hoping for a Better Future After the Indonesian Terror Attacks

[Jakarta, LTTW] All Muslims in the world have united as Eid al-Fitr had finally come after a holy month full of fasting. The celebration could be seen as a moment of brood ...
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 ...
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 ...
Persistence in Diversity

Persistence in Diversity

[Jakarta, LTTW] On April 22, 2018, Namarina Youth Dance (NYD), Indonesia’s semi-professional dance company held a dance performance with the theme Dancing for the Future at Goethe Haus, a German cultural center located ...
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.” ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.” ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Sacred Bridge @ Gedung Bina Taman

The Sacred Bridge

In this Newsletter, I argue that the insistence on viewing Indonesia primarily as a religious place has actually marginalized moderatism and silenced secular voices. By detailing an event hosted recently by the ...
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 ...
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…” ...
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 ...