This article is dedicated for you who loves to attend a soulful cultural festival with a touch of contemporary music inside. Go deep with the Bali Spirit Festival 2019. Held on March 24th to 31st at the Bali Purnati Foundation, Ubud.

The Bali Spirit Festival has been held since 2008.

It is a gathering place for fans of yoga, dance and music from around the world. Both from the artists to the audience, are ranging from students to the general public. This festival has become a special attraction for the music and culture lovers.

This annual event explores the richness and the diversity of Indonesia’s culture, combining the west culture and east culture together, learning, collaborating and celebrating all kinds of differences in a spiritual-cultural activity.

The Bali Spirit Festival is held to build and maintain the potential of each individual in keeping the positive vibe. The long-term goal is to transmit these positive things to the environment around the world.

Inspired by the concept of Tri Hita Karana: Living in harmony with God, the environment, and all living things. It will be held for 8 nights, offering a variety of activities such as workshops during the day, yoga practices of various styles ranging from Vinyasa Flow to Anusara.

And there will be an outdoor music concerts at night, the participant could dance together with various kinds of contemporary music such as Javanese, Balinese, Indians, West Africans, and many others. Plus, Coco Stage & Market, which is a ceremony of sipping chocolate and events for children.

The tickets are provided based on the number of days in this activity. The Spirit Pass-1 Day applies for 1 day-1 night, at a price of IDR 950.000 per person. The Weekend tickets for 3 days-3 nights (valid from March 29th to 31st), is around IDR 2.500.000 per person. The Spirit-Pass is a full ticket for 8 days, which costs around IDR 3.900.000. The venue can be reached by vehicle for 20 minutes from the Ubud Center.

The Bali Spirit Festival and its founders are also committed to donate the income to the surrounding community through annual fundraising and educational community education activities.

For the past 10 years, Bali Spirit Festival has collaborated with some other organizations in Bali, as well as yoga teachers and international musicians, to raise more than USD $ 65,000 to contribute to children’s programs, multicultural education and performances, forum about health like HIV & AIDS awareness, and environmental conservation.

So, for you guys who are interested, check out their official website directly and choose how many days you to enjoy the festival. The Bali Spirit Festival is indeed a celebration of culture diversity, and harmony between people of all nations.

Join the celebration together, and make the world a better place for everyone!

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The most anticipated multicultural event in Ubud is back.

The Bali Spirit Festival, an international event where world-famous musicians, yogis and dancers from every continent come to celebrate the diverse of culture.

Dig yourself for inspirations with world-renowned teachers, workshops, wisdom talks and seminars, discovering new paths to inner harmony, healing and our collective well-being. Open your heart to soul-to-soul connections, making new friends, and embracing new ideas.

The seven-day, eight-night festival, with over 5,000 attendees from 60 nationalities, all taking place at lush tropical garden venue that embodies the spirit of Bali.

We put our spotlight to this new born indie band, from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Tashoora is what they choose to be called.

Fun facts number one! The given name is based on the place where they usually have a rehearse.

This group consist of six persons; all singing (no main vocalist) and all playing the instrument.

They are Danang Joedarmo (acoustic guitar), Sasi Kirono (electric guitar), Gusti Arirang (bass), Dita Permatas (accordion and piano), Danu Wardhana (violin), and Mahesa Santoso (drum).

Fun Facts number two, Their influence of music, said Gusti, comes from Eastern Europe and Mongolian music.

All Tashoora’s songs were written by Danang Joedodarmo and Gusti Arirang. Their biggest influence in writing is social events that occurred around them. Therefore, Tashoora considers their song as a re-reporting of an event or reportage by slipping a question mark in the middle or the end of the song.

For example, their song “Light” was inspired by the events of Ahok (Basuki Tjahja Purnama) persecution in 2017, an incident where humans were infatuated by religion. Religion which was defended by a brutal way, Tashoora underline the incident with the fragment of their lyrics “Which heaven are you?”.

Another song contains a critic about the provincial government of the Special Region of Yogyakarta, enforces a policy that states the non-natives should not own land in Yogyakarta. The policy that has existed since 1975 was made “to protect the economy of local communities.”

Although the National Human Rights Commission has warned the government Yogyakarta since the policy was considered discriminatory, the warning was not followed up positively.

This discrimination problems, and the inconsistencies of government in implementing policies raise many question marks which are eventually spilled through the song “Sabda”.

Written from various kinds of incidents of discrimination against LGBT, their song “Ruang”, can be regarded as an introspection song. Through this song, Tashoora says to always be brave enough to give space to oneself; what is essential is being honest to oneself.

Currently, Tashoora is in the process of making the full-album and having some workshops going on. Make sure to see their performance by attending the most anticipated big annual event this month, Bali Spirit Festival. Check it out!

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Fun Facts and Interesting Details About Nyepi in Bali

Fun Facts and Interesting Details About Nyepi in Bali

By the time you reach this month of March, you definitely must have heard about Nyepi day or the day or silent majority more than once.

If that’s so, good, it means that, thou you don’t celebrate the day, you’ve somehow prepared for the occasion.

But what actually you, who don’t celebrate it, know about Nyepi besides the Silent Day? Is it really enough for you to stay in your own home enjoying it? Or you choose to find comfort to one of many hotels in this island or even just leave the island just like a holiday gateway?

If you really know the essence of Nyepi, probably you might understand why you might also need Nyepi day once a year in your life. Besides Nyepi day you might find these culture events interest you.

Nyepi these days not just about ceremony anymore. Somehow it’s a celebration, mostly semi-doomsday preparation or even an excuse to call it off all stressful things for a day.

For people who get used to outdoor activities or have little kids home, might find Nyepi day is a kind of a restraint that lead people to continue to be semi-free doing hotel getaway or if it’s too expensive, they will do massive shopping from foods to entertainment like home movies or games for that one particular day.

Check out the internet for Nyepi package promo, you will find it countless there with various offers. Or, visit supermarket near Nyepi day. You’ll see ocean of people flocking inside like there’s no tomorrow, again, just for that particular Nyepi day. Pretty exciting isn’t it?

Well you can do better than that. Few steps to enjoy Nyepi day right before and after is here for you.

First, make sure you go watch the Ogoh-ogoh Competition in Bali. Some regents might not be having competition but strolling between Banjars will bring same excitement too. Pretty sure they’ll put their ogoh-ogoh outside the Banjar or even to the nearest big road for some show off.

Second, remember that while you don’t have internet connection and cable TV to entertain you, doesn’t mean you must go wild preparing Nyepi. You just need to remember that you will definitely eat 3 times a day and twice snacks session, so just multiply it with the number of your family member you have in the house.

What to do? You can engage with your family member or if you alone, play games or watch movies or even just catch up sleep you’ve lack off. Just remember moderation while you shop, it’s just a day inside the house, people…!

Third, get ready for the Omed-omedan ceremony right after Nyepi day in Denpasar. It’s in Banjar Sesetan Kaja, South Denpasar to be exact.

It’s a unique kissing ceremony performs by the youth in that Banjar. Keep in mind also that this event is considered heritage of Banjar Sesetan so you will compete with the rest of Denpasar citizen who also wants to watch the event.

They start the festival around 3 PM so make sure to get a good spot beforehand. The banjar also doing bazzar selling local foods and stuff so you can find interesting stuff there too. I’m Sure you all excited to welcome the upcoming Nyepi day by now.

Some interesting facts for you about Nyepi day: Nyepi day had inspired The United Nations designated a “World Silent Day” every March 21.

Since it’s prohibited to use electricity for lights during Nyepi day except in hospitals, Bali saves electricity by 60 percent, or about 290 megawatts which equal to Rp 4 billion.

Since no one’s allowed to go out during Nyepi Day expect pecalang, of course this island is free from traffic, noise, pollution, even the airport and Bali’s aerial space is closed! Indonesia also reduces the emission of carbon dioxide by approximately 20,000 tonnes just from this one day of Nyepi day on Bali.

Last but not least, Nyepi day is the day where you can have a guilt-free day of completely doing nothing.