We the Fest 2020 will be the late summer festival to be enjoyed from the screen at home as Ismaya Live decided to run the biggest music celebration virtually in the fourth week of September.
Galeri Indonesia Kaya and BOOW LIVE team up to support artists and actors in the theatre industry through #MusikalDiRumahAja where audiences can watch live on YouTube.
The first virtual electronic music festival invites music goers to help with Covid-19 and enjoy the performance by 27 local and international DJs.
From YouTube parodies to apartment block sing-a-longs, music can help maintain a sense of community and also as an instant therapy to cope with stress especially during these unprecedented times.
Here are our top 20 love song picks to admire musically and lyrically. There are the sunshines and rainbows type, or the gut-wrenching, heartstring-pulling kind; all delicate and gripping to the heart.
As the cultural centre of the Netherlands in Jakarta, focusing on musical programmes and exhibition, the Erasmus Huis is home to fascinating Dutch and Indonesian art and culture.
Our house can be the new dancefloor. Let’s move your body, loosen ourselves a little bit, and have fun.
NOW! Bali Writer Sachi Kondo has an enormous list of awesome songs for you to listen to during this period.
As we are all soldiers in this war on COVID-19, perhaps these songs recommended by NOW! Bali writer Sachi Kondo can help you through these troubling times.
Iskandar Widjaja reveals the story of his newest single called Spirited Away and how his idol Johann Sebastian Bach inspired the music.
Studio Eksotika at Desa Potato Head is all about music. The room is carefully-tuned for acoustics, soundproof padding lines the ceiling and the centre piece are sleek, retro-looking vinyl turntables.
2020 edition of Java Jazz is not the only celebration of classic jazz music, but also an emerging festival where music goers gather for groovy yet a nostalgic night!
Celebrating Valentine's Day, Indonesian tenor singer Ari Wibowo collaborating with Regina Handoko and Harland Hutabarat will be part of a classical music concert titled Amore – A Romantic Classical Evening.
A sumptuous feast awaits at Pullman Jakarta Indonesia in celebration of Chinese New Year. On top of a sumptuous offering, a lion dance and live Chinese instrumental music will enliven the festive celebration there.
From 21 to 22 December, young Indonesian talents will play renowned Marc Shaiman’s Hairspray - The Broadway Musical for the first time at Ciputra Artpreneur.
Running from 20 to 29 December at The Tribrata, the second edition of Wave of Tomorrow will exhibit the progressive interdisciplinary collaboration of new media art.
Celebrate the New Year's Eve at Hotel Borobudur Jakarta with well-known local musicians.
Envisioned as a multifaceted experience that goes beyond hospitality, Desa Potato Head will be a place interwoven by music, art, design, food, wellness and sustainability.
Stay connected to your friends and various music communities as the DDJ-200 Smart DJ Controller makes it easy to capture, share and upload recordings in different social media channels.
Presenting a multidimensional experience to its guests and visitors, Desa Potato Head will transform hospitality, music, art, design and culture with sustainability as its anchor.
Jakarta Performing Arts Community is set to perform Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway hit that tells about romantic relationship, vulnerability and the meaning of happiness.
Located in the heart of the business center in Jakarta, the culinary concept of Toepak Bar & Dine matches perfectly with the vibe its aiming to project—casual, relaxed and chilled.
The four-day event of art/music conference and day festival carries a bigger mission of promoting homegrown art, music and tourism to international communities.
The final tour of the 1st edition of the ODYSSEY Festival is set to entertain the audience in Bali from 10 to 13 October.
Dr. Stephen Tong led 60 orchestra musicians and 100 choir singers to present the beauty of classical music concert Konser Musik Akbar Monas 2019 Jakarta Bersorak especially for the people of Jakarta.
Bharata ‘Baba’ Yudha, a member of Tantra shares his thoughts to NOW! Jakarta about Jakarta nightlife scene and how the music inspires nightcrawlers to find their their soul and spirit within the community.
Southeast Asia’s biggest electronic dance music festival Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP) returns to the Capital taking place at JIExpo Kemayoran from 13 to 15 December.
Sunday Block Party took to the streets to provide inclusive entertainment to Jakarta community.
Meet TRUST Orchestra, a group of talented young musicians representing Indonesia in the global musical scene along with special arrangement of Indonesian regional songs.
NOW! Jakarta editorial intern and model student at JIS, Victoria Budiono explores the subject based on her own experience at Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS).
MUSIKINI, the first contemporary music festival, will take place at the end of this year with epic concerts featuring Batavia Madrigal Singers and The Resonanz Children Choir as well as Gandari opera led by Tony Prabowo himself.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Paris-born singer Philippe Vazard and Indonesian bassist Damar to hear more about Khayalan and the Master Project, a cross-cultural rock band on a mission to inspire the world through music.
Although not all that well known here yet, the music and dance of ‘northern soul’ is finding its way into dance clubs and other venues throughout the city by increasingly popular demand.
Since it was first introduced two years ago, the project Alur Bunyi organised by Goethe Institut Indonesien has became a music laboratory and a platform of experimentation.
Our beloved musical city offers various venues to hold music performances. Here are just a handful of these for you to check out.
For one-night only, Jakarta audiences get a chance to witness the show-stopping performance of rock musicals in the Stars of The West End on 23 September at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta — Diponegoro.
Jakarta is full of amazing bars, restaurants and lounges offering vibrant nightlife and music experience, and handpicking just a few of them was a daunting task. Nevertheless, here are some of our favourite venues.
Zooming in to our beloved city, join us as our playlist takes you on a tour to look at some of what the city has to offer in terms of music and nightlife.
The Embassy of Mexico and Colombia in Jakarta welcomed Mexican pianist Irma Enriquez and Colombian soprano Paola Monroy at a recital performance of Latin music, namely ArtSong Duo.
This September, embrace yourself to witness so many art performance events to enjoy from dance and theatrical performance to music festivals in Jakarta. Read more to see the full list.
Festival Mesin Waktu took us to the good old days with their fun festivities on Independence Day, complete with music, foods, games, competition and everything fun!
NOW! Jakarta curates interesting events during August 2019 including concerts, exhibitions, and festivals. Mark your calendar!
One of the biggest electronic dance music celebrations in Jakarta, SHVR Ground Festival 2019 is slated to run from 6 to 7 September at Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD City.
With tonnes of people went to the three-day festival, tirelessly dancing to lively music all night, We The Fest 2019 was a glorious success. Beside top performances, people's favourite spot was Eats and Beats.
Respected Indonesian composer Tony Prabowo told NOW! Jakarta about how he defied his parents to pursue music and the kind of mental discipline necessary to get to where he is.
The homey garden of ARMA Museum in Ubud will host Ubud Village Jazz Festival (UVJF) 2019 on 16-17 August 2019, bringing with it some of the world’s most celebrated jazz musicians.
This year, Pizza e Birra Celebrates 10 year in the industry with a number of celebrations, featuring sporting events, musical performance and, of course, attractive beer offers.
Celebrating Javanese influence that was present in Paris in 1889, the Impressions Universelles Concert fuses two great cultures together in an enchanting musical performance.
A world-class music theatre I La Galigo returns to Jakarta in July, featuring the nation’s priceless ancient literature.
Head to classical performances throughout this month that include “Dian” The Musical, Giordano Passini, as well as Tales of Spring by Jessica Januar and Edith Widayani.
It was indeed a night of great joy for all.
Through a collaboration with local artists, the event will be touring to other hotel brands in Bandung, Yogyakarta, and ended up in Bali.
NOW! Jakarta recently sat down with Dutch band DeWolff to know more about how they have grown up in a band.
Located in Gunawarman, Djournal House fuses cafe culture, with an addition of an exposed bar, as well as a music corner where one can buy vinyl records by local and international artists.
Harry Darsono celebrated his special day, titled “A Musical Evening" with a selection of around 130 guests including a few luminaries from the design world.
The guests, who have lived at The Residence for five year were joined by corporate clients enjoying lion dance and Chinese music performances.
The “Salute” concert, led by composer Erwin Gutawa, will honour three female Indonesian singers— Melly Goeslaw, Dewiq and Dewi "Dee" Lestari.
To celebrate its 15 year, the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival (JIJJF) presents a line up of artists geared towards its new target market—millennials.
Go see An evening with Spellbound, The Art of Chamber Music - Song Without Words, and Jakarta New Year Concert by Ananda Sukarlan for December concerts.
Plenty of nightclubs in Jakarta have their own vibe and atmosphere, featuring music from electronic to 80s disco and beyond.
Jakarta is the center of music and entertainment. For those who want to learn about music professionally, these schools offer one music education.
Using second-hand items, the Batutara Percussion’s music is truly refreshing. Deeper, it carries a mission of sustainable living through sound.
Wina Bissett shares her experience on how music could resonate to culinary moments, from restaurant music playlist to high tea time with classical performance.
Dangdut is often regarded as music for “lower social classes”, but the recent surge in interest - including from overseas - might just change that perception.
Like our Galaxy, Jakarta is at once filled with exhilarating beauty and things that can end your existence. Take note, for knowledge is key to survival.
We have compiled some of the best spaces to enjoy arts and culture in the city which host a variety of musical shows, theatre, dance, opera, and more.
NOW!JAKARTA has curated a list of the world’s best music libraries for those who might be interested in something a little different during their travels.
Baroque group Quatuor Bozzini and violin-piano duo Shin Sihan-Anne Brackman will be performing in Jakarta next month.
2018 Mount Bromo Jazz festival of Jazz Gunung Bromo 2018 will entertain the music lover again this year at Amfiteater Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo.
Indonesian pianist and composer Ananda Sukarlan will be performing at Raffles Jakarta this weekend.
Celebrating indigenous people and culture through dance, music, unity, art and collaboration at the Indigenous Celebration 2018 in May.
In Jakarta, there are numerous music schools that offer a variety of courses that help to lay the groundwork for aspiring musicians or those who see music as a rewarding pastime.
For those looking to chill after a long day at work, Jakarta offers some great places – restaurants, bars and lounges – where you can escape for a while and enjoy the rhythm.
In addition to its captivating landscapes and fascinating culture and history, Sweden is also well-known for its dynamic music industry.
Today, music is as ubiquitous as the devices that stream and store them. Our only way of getting a handle on our hunger of listening to new music is managing our time.
Ten dancers and ten musicians of Lúčnica were recently in Jakarta to mark Slovakia’s National Day and for an additional performance at Dutch cultural centre Erasmus Huis.
Craig Money has been familiar with good music ever since he was a kid.
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