Dear friends, I’m happy to announce that I’ll give a short presentation, will be speaking and also will chair a panel at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2013:
• October 12 – I’ll give a short presentation at Pecha Kucha Night titled “Kuta Kontra Kultura: Exploring Underground Bali”
Venue: Betelnut | Time: 8-10.30pm | Cost: Free event
For further details: http://www.ubudwritersfestival.com/program/pechakucha-night-ubud/
• October 13 – As one of the guest speakers on “Contemporary Culture” panel discussion
Venue: Left Bank | Time: 12-1.15pm | Cost: Click here
For further details: http://www.ubudwritersfestival.com/program/contemporary-culture-indonesia/
• October 13 – I’ll conduct “Sad Songs Say So Much” panel discussion
Venue: Left Bank | Time: 3-4.15pm | Cost: Click here
For further details: http://www.ubudwritersfestival.com/program/sad-songs-say-so-much/
Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, former band manager and librarian-in-progress, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it: the grand master of music propaganda—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, whom have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
Currently based in Sydney, and busier than ever, the author of the first ever history of modern music in Bali, Blantika | Linimasa, is in the midst of writing a script for a music documentary movie and will soon release his second book, a band biography.
Not only did he used to be the chairman of a non-governmental Dutch-Indonesian music foundation, OneDollarForMusic, he co-founded one of the biggest creative-industry events in Indonesia, Bali Creative Festival, and a few months ago Dethu and his buddies started an independent online radio, Rebel Radio Indonesia but, having produced his own alternative music program since 1998, he’s hardly a new face on the anti-mainstream radio scene and the success of Rebel Radio Indonesia is proof.
Now, while regularly writing his own columns in The Beat Bali and The Beat Jakarta, he constantly upgrades his academic qualifications. Having successfully chaired ‘Building Communities Through Music’ at UWRF 2011, Dethu returns to the festival, bringing with him his unquantifiable knowledge of music, publishing and politics in Indonesia.