Sculpting the Future, with Dolorosa Sinaga

Sculpting the Future, with Dolorosa Sinaga

By Ginastera "Boo-boo" Sianturi Continuing the spirit of our collaboration with the Children’s Museum of the Arts in NYC, LTTW have conducted an in depth interview with Dolorosa Sinaga, who is known ...
An Interview with Brendan Pickett

An Interview with Brendan Pickett

By Jason Noghani LTTW (Jason Noghani): This is the interview with Brendan Pickett for Listen to the World, and this follows the brilliant exhibition he had last month in London, which was ...
MUSIC: REVISITED

MUSIC: REVISITED

In 2018, our sister web, Vox de Cultura, had an opportunity to interview a young experimental composer, turntablist, and electronic music artist who has been responding to her surroundings, may it be ...
Zap Mama

Zap Mama, Movement by a Woman (and an Unreleased Single!)

Music act of artist Marie Daulne "People recognize a soul, not a genre, and there is a longer life for that type of composition." ...
Arturo Sandoval

Arturo Sandoval, Life of Jazz

[Jakarta, LTTW] “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”, is an Albert Einstein quote that, to us, describes Arturo Sandoval. We were fortunate enough to see his shows ...
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 ...
Q&A: How Architecture Paved the Way for Syria’s War

Q&A: How Architecture Paved the Way for Syria’s War

Young Syrian architect Marwa al-Sabouni stood behind the ruined buildings of Homs, her home city, in a picture chosen by the publishing house as the cover for her book, “The Battle for ...
‘I’m only going to eat animals I kill myself’: Q&A with Louise Gray, author of ‘The Ethical Carnivore’

‘I’m only going to eat animals I kill myself’: Q&A with Louise Gray, author of ‘The Ethical Carnivore’

Foreword from Listen to the World The discussion between meat-eater and vegetarian/veganism (we know the differences, don’t worry) in terms of food regarding animal rights and/ or environment is a never-ending debate ...
I Nyoman Astita

I Nyoman Astita, Progressing Bali

Scholar/forerunner in Balinese contemporary performing arts “Now, be it new music, or it may be called urban music as well, it is no longer relevant to me, as long as they are ...
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.” ...
Marzuki Hasan

Syekh Marzuki Hasan, Living the Acehnese Arts

Acehnese Traditional Arts Maestro "...many have associated me with the Sufism tradition; which I don’t quite agree with this. I’m still going for some earthly delights—friends, wealth, and such; I am nothing ...
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 ...
Stomu Yamash'ta

Stomu Yamash’ta, The Man from the East

World renowned Percussionist/Zen Music Originator “I must first thank all the musicians who were unknown, never had even the slightest taste of fame and fortune, and still committed to music until they ...
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 ...
A Musical Journey of Dave Scanlon

A Musical Journey of Dave Scanlon

Although it doesn’t relate to number of age, the word “exploration” is closely associated to young people; be it in the arts or other scenes. Talking about youth, LTTW recently had an ...
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.” ...
Yazeed Djamin

Remembering Yazeed Djamin

Composer/Indonesian renowned musical figure “To learn classical music, you have to study in school, no way around it…” ...
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 ...
Maire ni Chathasaigh

Máire Ni Chathasaigh, The Harp’s Desire

One of Ireland’s most influential harpers “Even though “Celtic” is not a good or accurate label artistically or historically, as a commercial construct it has been inspired!” ...
Glen Velez

Glen Velez, Bang the Frame Drum

Frame Drum Maestro/Educator “I incorporate teaching into my creative process. Only when I feel that I am learning does my teaching feel successful.” ...
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…” ...