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CRAZY LITTLE HEAVEN – Author’s Travel in Indonesia

The theme of the cultural identity of a nation is at the center of our Author Travel. Chefs and hoteliers, painters, photographers and sculptors, songwriters, writers and poets, complement each other in creative impulses, affect the perception of any our trip. Even the creative horizon encapsulates the sense of national identity. Starting your journey, add something special to your luggage, ...

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CRAZY – Anggun Cipta Sasmi, the first Asian singer to succeed on a worldwide scale

Currently, she lives between Paris and Montréal (Canada). Daughter of a famous Indonesian singer, began to sing at young age. At age 17 he was already an Indonesian star, but two years later she decided to seek success abroad. ANGGUN CIPTA SASMI, a French-born Indonesian singer-songwriter, was born in Jakarta in 1974. After London, she went to Paris, where she ...

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TO LOVE, TO WONDER – The Poetry of Sitor Situmorang

During the Suharto regime, he, a Christian, for communion sympathies suffered eight years in prison. He is an Indonesian poet, essayist and writer of short stories. Born in North Tapanuli (north of Sumatra) in 1924, he belongs to the “Generation of the 45” (a group of artists, who matured during Japanese occupation and revolution, sharing the same existential rigor). All ...

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EARTH DANCE – Novel, by Oka Rusmini

Her poems have been included (along with twelve other Balinese poets) in a book titled Bali Living in Two Worlds. OKA RUSMINI, born in 1967 in Jakarta, is a poet and novelist. She attends literary festivals both at home and abroad and has received numerous national awards. She currently lives in Denpasar (Bali), where she continues to use her writing ...

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KUSUMA AFFANDI (1907/1990), INDONESIAN ABSTRACT/EXPRESSIONIST PAINTER

PAINTING NATURE, INTO TECHNOLOGY AGE KUSUMA AFFANDI 1/3 – He was born in Cirebon (West Java) in 1907. He is known as a painter adhering to abstract expressionism, which is why his paintings are difficult to understand, especially from those, who look to the world of painting without seeking explanations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81MjkJhwkPU He was a truly prolific painter, who painted more ...

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DIFFERENT FACES OF ASIA – Journey through Indonesia / A nation through images

The intellectual property of the images that appear in this blog correspond to their authors. The sole purpose of this site, is to spread the knowledge of these artists and that other people enjoy their works.

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PARALLEL WORLD – Author’s journey to Archipelago of Philippine Islands

The inhabitants of the Philippines have struggled to define their own culture, because of the Spanish and American influence.In Manila, you end up in parallel world. Manila, also called “Pearl of the Orient”, is located on the northwestern coast. It is the most crowded city in the  world. Skyscrapers pierce the sky, mushrooming from the grinding poverty of expansive shantytowns. ...

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SORGERY – Poem, by Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn

JESSICA HAGEDORN has received scholarships, which have helped her write a novel, which illuminates many aspects of Filipino experience (focusing on American influence through radio, television, and theaters). After publication in 1990, the novel gained a nomination for the National Book Award 1990. She was born in Manila in 1949 (from Scottish-Irish-French-Filipino mother to Filipino-Spanish father with a Chinese ancestor), ...

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NOLI ME TANGERE / TOUCH ME NOT – Novel, by José Rizal

It’s a novel written by José Rizal, born in Calamba in 1861, one of the national heroes of the Philippines, during the colonization of the country by Spain. His mother, one of the most educated women of the Philippines in her time, exerted a great influence on the intellectual development of her son, an early genius, who spanned in various ...

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I DO NOT WANT TO BECOME OLD – Ely Buendia

Ely Buendia is a Filipino musician, writer and director who gained fame as guitarist, songwriter and lead vocalist of the popular Filipino rock band Eraserheads. Within his band (often referred to as the Beatles of the Philippines). He learned Kundiman (traditional Filipino love songs) from his mother and started playing the guitar at the age of 7. During elementary school ...

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