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Main Program | Music That Defines Us

28 Oct 2022 16:30 - 17:30
/ 4-Day or 1-Day Main Program Pass
Alang-Alang. Taman Baca @Festival Hub (Google Maps)

Music has always played a key role in social activism and human rights movements. Meita Kasim’s debut novel, Out of Order was inspired by her own coming-of-age story featuring the 90s underground music scene in Jakarta. Sally Breen’s novel The Casuals takes us on a ride through her pop-fuelled adolescence in the 1980s and grunge era in the 1990s. Lead singer-songwriter and activist of Navicula, Gede Robi, uses music to spread environmental awareness and the impact of urbanism. They share how music has influenced their lives, their passions and fueled their creative pursuits. 

Musik selalu memainkan peran kunci dalam aktivisme sosial dan gerakan hak asasi manusia. Novel debut Meita Kasim Out of Order, terinspirasi oleh kisahnya sendiri yang menampilkan dunia musik underground tahun 90-an di Jakarta. Novel Sally Breen The Casualsmembawa kita pada perjalanan melalui masa remajanya yang penuh semangat di tahun 1980-an dan era grunge di tahun 1990-an. Vokalis-penulis lagu dan aktivis Navicula, Gede Robi, menggunakan musik untuk menyebarkan kesadaran lingkungan dan dampak urbanisme. Mereka akan berbagi bagaimana musik telah memengaruhi hidup mereka, hasrat mereka, dan mendorong proses kreatif mereka.


Lauren Ziegler

Lauren Ziegler is an editor, writer and former musical journalist based in Gadigal, Sydney. Over the past decade, she has written about music for local and international publications, including Rolling …

Meita Kasim

Meita Kasim began her writing career in the 1990s as a creative scriptwriter with Hard Rock FM Jakarta, whilst also working as one of their Music Directors, Radio DJs, and …

Sally Breen

Sally Breen is the author of the iconic grunge memoir The Casuals, winner of the Varuna Harper Collins Manuscript Prize and her novel Atomic City shortlisted for the People’s Choice …

Robi Navicula

Gede Robi Supriyanto is a musician, activist, writer and farmer who lives in Ubud. Founder Navicula Band, who won several awards national and international, that they are consolidating activism and …

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