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 ...
2020 Vision, and Post-SRRU Blues

2020 Vision, and Post-SRRU Blues

To say 2020 started off with a bang would be the ultimate cliché, although nonetheless it seems fitting to say this for various reasons at the start of the new decade, after ...
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 ...
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 ...
Stockhausen – In Light of our Time

Stockhausen – In Light of our Time

The music of Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007) occupies a certain (sacred) space in our time. Stockhausen was unique in the postwar avant-garde, in that there is no simple way to categorise him, given ...
Namarina Youth Dance “SoulSphere of Jakarta”: The 360° Art performance

Namarina Youth Dance “SoulSphere of Jakarta”: The 360° Art performance

Since joining Sacred Bridge I have ​experienced ​a lot ​within the arts and for around one year I have been learning about the ​various ​art forms that can represent the 21​st​ century ...
NYD at the Museum: SoulSphere of Jakarta [Picture]

NYD at the Museum: SoulSphere of Jakarta [Picture]

[Jakarta, LTTW] Namarina Youth Dance (NYD) at the Museum: SoulSphere of Jakarta was a unique dance performance reflecting the behavior of the people of Jakarta. Much like a time machine, NYD invited ...
GO Africa! – A Community-Led Display of Cultural Vibrations

GO Africa! – A Community-Led Display of Cultural Vibrations

[London, LTTW] I completely undermined how much I would enjoy Go Africa at the Ringcross Community Centre in Islington, London, on August 17th 2019. This is the second time this year I ...
Truth and Power: Art from the Brexit Era – through the Eyes of Brendan Pickett

Truth and Power: Art from the Brexit Era – through the Eyes of Brendan Pickett

Foreword from Listen To The World Brexit has been one of the foremost issues in today’s political and economic climate. Large numbers of us often forget that economics, along with politics, are ...
Equality in Diversity

Equality in Diversity

[Jakarta, LTTW] Diversity has become a daily vocabulary in society, but lately it is perceived more as a threat. The 21st Century that we live in is yet to decide how diversity ...
World’s Indigenous Peoples International Day

World’s Indigenous Peoples International Day

[Jakarta, LTTW] Every August 9th, the UN commemorates the World’s Indigenous Peoples International Day. It is an important day knowing our Indigenous brothers and sisters are among minority groups, where they tend ...
Frank Bowling at the Tate Britain

Frank Bowling at the Tate Britain

When I decided to write about the Frank Bowling exhibition at the Tate Britain in London, my assumption was that it was going to be a relatively short article, where I would ...
We organised a conference for 570 people without using plastic. Here's how it went

We organised a conference for 570 people without using plastic. Here’s how it went

by Elizabeth Sinclair, University of Western Australia; Charlotte Birkmanis, University of Western Australia, and Robert Pemberton, University of Western Australia What did we use before single-use plastics became ingrained in our everyday ...
#LTTWThrowback Crossing the Sacred Bridge – Celebrating Life

#LTTWThrowback Crossing the Sacred Bridge – Celebrating Life

By Jason Noghani The magical event that took place on April 26th 2019 (the second event of the Sacred Rhythm: Reborn Unison series, the first of which took place in August 2018) reaffirmed ...
A Celebration of Life, A Process of Reborn

A Celebration of Life, A Process of Reborn

by Bramantyo Indirawan Everything moves fast, information flows endlessly—the comforting technology and advances seemingly accelerate us into submission. At that pace we forgot what it means to be a living human being, ...
Sacred Bridge Reborn, "FOCUS"

Sacred Bridge Reborn, “FOCUS”

[Jakarta, LTTW] January 13, 2019, our parent organization, Sacred Bridge, is reborn. In the eyes of Sacred Bridge, “reborn” is not merely rebirth, but also rethinking and revisiting its fundamental values based ...
Contrary To Popular Belief, Oktoberfest Is Not About Drinking Beer

Contrary To Popular Belief, Oktoberfest Is Not About Drinking Beer

[Jakarta, LTTW] As the mayor of Munich shout o zapft is! (the keg is tapped) in front of the enthusiastic crowd, Oktoberfest was therefore started with a mighty cheer. After a period ...
Are There Too Many Music Festivals?

Are There Too Many Music Festivals?

Coachella unofficially kicked off the 2017 U.S. festival season in April, and while this year’s event in Indio, California included expanded space and more tickets available, there are concerning trends in the ...
Hay-on-Wye: “The Village of Books” that Runs With The Modern World

Hay-on-Wye: “The Village of Books” that Runs With The Modern World

People spend their summer holiday in many ways: from visiting festivals or amusement parks with families and friends, to simply staying at home and binge watch on Netflix. But if you wish ...
Equality in Diversity by Sacred Bridge Foundation

“Equality in Diversity”, A New Year Celebration by Sacred Bridge Foundation

A reportage by Rizky Aulia and Garry P. Poluan. Our parent organization, Sacred Bridge Foundation (SBF), a Jakarta-based non-profit organization focused on culture, recently held a new year event themed “Equality in ...
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 ...
world cup south africa

World Cup South Africa 2010: Whose Side is it on?

[Jakarta, LTTW] It is almost impossible to decimate music from human life, because music is like air that fills void. In all its shape it fills up space, and in all times ...
caribbean carnival

Notting Hill Caribbean Carnival

by Agung Waskito Translated by Ferdi Zebua The Caribbean roots The Notting Hill Carnival is a Caribbean carnival held in England, taking place during the August Bank Holiday, with the largest visitor ...
The 55th GRAMMY: The Untold Stories

The 55th GRAMMY: The Untold Stories

by Aryo Adhianto [Jakarta, LTTW] The 2013 GRAMMY week may have ended. No more flashy outfit being exhibited on the red carpet, no more sound and visual madness being performed on stage ...
ces 2014

CES 2014: (Slow) Progress in Audio Technology

[CES, GRAMOPHONE, LTTW, LAS VEGAS] With CES welcomed the year 2014, the advancement within the audio technology will remain as minor as before; or will it not? Consumer Electronics Show 2014, the ...
Akram Khan’s Giselle

Akram Khan’s Giselle

Bridging Two Different Centuries in a Refreshing WayAkram Khan’s Giselle returns to Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London on 20 – 23 September 2017 after its successful performances last year. Performed by English National ...
Not Being in the Moment, Courtesy of Our Phone

Not Being in the Moment, Courtesy of Our Phone

[Jakarta, LTTW] As we watch a music concert and gaze upon the stage, our sight can suddenly be blocked by gadgets that extend in the air—minimizing the full experience. This phenomenon happens ...
On Zen Ceremony

The 5th On Zen Ceremony at Daitokuji Temple, Kyoto, Japan

[Kyoto, LTTW] On June 1, 2011, the sacred Dragon Hall of the Daitokuji Temple was once again used for a special ceremony after hundreds of years. For five years, the On Zen ...
Semsar Siahaan

The Shade of Northern Lights: A Current Reflection

How many people do you know would collect orange seeds, put them in a pocket, and throw them on land where they can fruitfully grow? We know one, Semsar Siahaan (1952-2005) [Ed.]** ...
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 ...
Attacchi di Pane

Attacchi di Pane

[Jakarta, LTTW] December 6, 2017, Listen to the World had the pleasure to watch a contemporary dance performance from Italy; organized by the Italian Cultural Institute at the historical Jakarta Art Building ...
teamLab, 21st Century "Cave Painters"

teamLab, 21st Century “Cave Painters”

[Jakarta, LTTW] There’s an online discussion going on at Listen to the World about environmental deterioration caused by human behavior and how we should respond. If we look upon what we’ve been ...
Transcendental Evening with the Art Ensemble of Chicago

Transcendental Evening with the Art Ensemble of Chicago

On Monday the 16th of October, a rather breezy autumn night in east London, the Art Ensemble of Chicago (AEC) transforms Café OTO into a spiritual space, where the world’s sounds meet ...
Grammy

56 Years of GRAMMY Winners: Who is the ‘King Among Kings?’

by Aryo Adhianto (GRAMMY.ORG, LOS ANGELES) With 4 big wins, including Best Album and Best Record of the Year, Daft Punk championed the 56th Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday, January 26. The ...
54th Grammy Awards

The 54th GRAMMY’s This is how they role (and “rule” the world?)

[Jakarta, LTTW] Marked by the shocking and heartbreaking news of the death of Pop Diva Whitney Houston at 48, and the glorious return of young British singer, Adele, since having throat surgery ...
Ain’t Notting But Festivities

Ain’t Notting But Festivities

[London, LTTW] After days of cloud and rain, the sun finally shone on London as the Notting Hill Festival kicked off on Sunday morning, August 28, 2011. People of all ages, origins ...
62nd Emmy

The 62nd Emmy Music Nominations

The 62nd Emmy Music Nominations Another story, another music, another industry [Jakarta, LTTW] At the beginning of this month of July, America's Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the 62nd ...