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Jul 20, 2011

Batam to host Asean Jazz Festival, Jazz Musician Presents Middle East

JAKARTA - Batam Island is famous for its panoramic coastline will be the location of the Asean Jazz Festival. A number of top jazz musicians from various countries will enliven the mat at 22 to 23 July 2011.
The event, held the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (Kemenbudpar) This is one way to attract visitors or tourists, cross border cross-border travelers.
M. Faried, Promotion Director of the Interior Kemenbudpar say, this event has entered its fourth year and its implementation become part of the archipelago Jazz strands starting from Medan to Ambon. "Asean jazz festival is a permanent agenda in order to use music as a tourism promotion," said Faried.
Asean Jazz Festival for two days packed in a three stage at Harbour Bay, the island of Batam. Besides being able to watch for free, visitors can also visit the bazaar that provides a variety of tourism products, programs or information, and promotion.
Asean Jazz Festival Committee who is also a jazz musician Indonesia, Dwiki Darmawan said, Asean Jazz Festival packed more festive this time than last year. "This can be seen from the musicians that support from abroad, and senior musicians who have never appeared on the show," he said.
According Dwiki, a number of jazz musicians from the countries of the Middle East will collaborate with jazz musicians Indonesia. In addition, a local group of batam who play musical instruments lyre also enliven the event. Jazz music is very dynamic and can adopt local music in the area.
"Musicians from the Middle East will also be a surprise because it had never shown before," said Dwiki. In addition to Jazz musicians from the Middle East, is shown also musicians from Latin America to Europe like Eastmania consisting of Kamal Musallam (Oud / Guitar, Gambus from the United Arab Emirates), Israel Varella (drums from Mexico), Nasser Salameh (percussion from Jordan) and The Italian singer, Paula Rapelo.
Meanwhile, singer Natasha Patampongs (Thailand), guitarist Jeremy Tordjman (Singapore / France), vocalist Sandra Lim-Viray, and drummer June Viray will be present representing the ASEAN countries.
This event is open to the public and will commence at 19.00 am until finished and does not charge. In addition, there will also music beach party entitled '2 nd Jazz on the Beach ', at Sand Beach on the island of Bangka Rice July 27, 2011.

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