Program Category: Live Music & Arts

What happens when you bring 150 of the world’s leading authors, artists, thinkers and performers together in one place? An eclectic live music and arts program showcasing electrifying local and international talent. Under the swaying palms and starry night skies, dive into our dynamic Live Music & Arts program.


Live Music & Arts: Women of Words Poetry Slam

24 Oct 2018 20:00 / /

For our annual Women of Words Poetry Slam we’re looking for the finest poems celebrating diversity and feminism. Bahasa Indonesia, English, free verse or rhyme – raise your voices and …

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Live Music & Arts: Piknik Puisi dan Ekspresi – Thursday

25 Oct 2018 17:00 / /

At our new Festival area, Taman Puisi, you’ll find the romantic, evocative, poignant poetry of Sapardi Djoko Damono, one of Indonesia’s most beloved poets. Piknik Puisi dan Ekspresi (Poetry and …

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Live Music & Arts: Pecha Kucha

25 Oct 2018 19:30 /

Global performance phenomenon Pecha Kucha – now in more than 900 cities – sees Festival artists present 20 images for 20 seconds each. With dozens of daring ideas set to …

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Live Music & Arts: From Bali to West Africa

25 Oct 2018 21:00 / /

Thursday night is rich in cultural and artistic diversity at Taman Baca. Get ready for powerful poetry performances by Festival poets from near and far. Then, join virtuoso musician, improviser …

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Live Music & Arts: Piknik Puisi dan Ekspresi: Dear You

26 Oct 2018 17:00 / /

As the sun sets, head to Taman Puisi for an hour devoted to your own writing and expression. One of the insightful instructors of The Jakarta Post Writing Center, Debra …

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Live Music & Arts: Poetry Slam

26 Oct 2018 20:00 / /

Get prepared to get loud: live literature hits the stage for the UWRF’s celebrated Poetry Slam, one of the most sizzling events of the Festival. From global poets to local …

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Live Music & Arts: Hujan di Bulan Juni

26 Oct 2018 21:00 / /

Settle in for an evening of music and performances inspired by the poetry of Sapardi Djoko Damono, the recipient of this year’s UWRF Lifetime Achievement Award. Hujan di Bulan Juni …

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Live Music & Arts: Piknik Puisi dan Ekspresi – Saturday

27 Oct 2018 17:00 / /

At our new Festival area, Taman Puisi, you’ll find the romantic, evocative, poignant poetry of Sapardi Djoko Damono, one of Indonesia’s most beloved poets. Piknik Puisi dan Ekspresi (Poetry and …

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Live Music & Arts: Tishani Doshi

27 Oct 2018 19:00 / /

Tishani Doshi is an award-winning poet, novelist and dancer, whose most recent book Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods deals with coastal living, gender violence, memory, happiness, ageing, and …

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Live Music & Arts: Musical Storytelling: Aroma Karsa

27 Oct 2018 20:00 / /

For a writer, presenting a new work is the same as the moment of giving birth. This is a rare chance to join one of Indonesia’s favorite authors, Dee Lestari, …

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Live Music & Arts: The World We Create

27 Oct 2018 21:00 / /

Drawn from a Balinese Hindu philosophy, ‘Jagadhita’ is the individual pursuit of universal harmony and prosperity as one of life’s primary goals, interpreted as ‘The World We Create’. With a …

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Live Music & Arts: Closing Night Party

28 Oct 2018 19:00 / /

You can’t miss this – the last night of the Festival is a joyous evening of music, dance, and appreciation. From Aceh to Borneo to Ireland, these performances are testament …

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