Djakarta Artmosphere was held last week (Saturday, November 20th, 2010) at Balai Kartini, Jakarta, Indonesia. It wasn't until the last moment that I finnally decided to go to that amazing event along with Dika, my dear future husband, and my dear friend, Rianti, if it wasn't for my younger brother's clever persuation by giving us free tickets through Jakarta Concerts' quiz when we actually had no money to buy them (we are such quiz cheaters and free-bie freaks haha).
Oh and for those who doesn't know yet, Jakarta Concerts is a community website for concert lovers/hunters in the city of Jakarta (which now actually has a lot more members from throughout Indonesia and also abroad), which was established by my dear younger brother, Dimas Wisnuwardono, with his college-mate, Ryan Novianto, on the year 2007 (more info here).
Djakarta Artmosphere is an event held yearly - after the success of the first time ever held in 2009 - as a celebration of art, music, the creative expressions of so many young talents in Jakarta, and also as a place of intermingling between the various diverse cultures. At the event held that night we saw a special photography exhibition by young photographers giving out themes of humanity.
We took our pictures before entering the concert venue.
Left: myself and Rianti
Right: myself and Dika
But the main event was the music colaborations, where on the entire evening we would enjoy a lot of amazing colaborations between the senior artists from the 80s-90s music era and the younger artists which are well known for the last decade.
The show started at 8 PM, opened by our favorite band, The Trees And The Wild. It's been quite awhile since the last time I see them perform on stage, though my brother eventually has been their tour photographer for the last few months. The performance was then followed by Mocca, and the Bonita & The Hus Band. Then after each band performed one of their own hit songs, the famous 80s musician/artist/composer, Mr. Odie Agam, entered the stage and started his collaboration with the younger musicians. It was awesome. Most of the audience were teenagers or as old as we are, but since Mr. Odie Agam's hit songs was famous when we were little almost all of the audience in the venue knew the hit songs he played that night and got to sing along together.
The Trees And The Wild
Bonita & The Hus Band
After the first collaboration ended, the next perfomer, Leonardo, entered the stage with his band. This time Leonardo collaborate with a senior male singer/musician, Utha Likumahuwa, which was actually my dear uncle's favorite Indonesian male singer of all time. The collaboration was so touching, especially when along the show Leonardo keeps saying how much he was a huge fan of Utha Likumahuwa eversince he was still a little boy.
Leonardo and Utha performances
The next collaboration was Gugun Blues Shelter with a senior rock-diva, Sylvia Saartje. The performace was great, Sylvia Saartje has an amazing voice even after almost 10 years she left the rock stage.
Gugun Blues Shelter - Sylvia Saartje
But the most amazing collaboration was the final performance. Navicula, a very talented band that is originally from Bali and is famous as a Seattle-sound band with a very powerfull stage performance, collaborated with the legendary rock-band in Indonesia, God Bless. I've known this band (God Bless) eversince I was a little girl, when my Dad took me to one of their concert in Ancol Beach when I was still 2 years old! And Dika is also a huge fan of the band. So this final performance of the night was probably the one that he's been waiting all night long. And it was amazing!!
The amazing collaboration of Navicula and God Bless
The night ended greatly, after an amazing stage show and meeting a lot of old friends, we came home almost in tears because we were super excited. Can't wait to see some more upcoming music concerts.
Thank you, my dear Wahyu Adi Pramardika, for the pictures :)