WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS EVENT?
ONCE A YEAR EVENT
This event was attended by thousands of visitors, jazz enthusiasts and jazz communities from all over Indonesia.
You gonna see awesome environment of stage, yes Merapi volcano, Kaliadem village with awesome atmosphere, you can smell the smell of the ground, pines and mountain fresh air.
BEAUTIFUL NIGHT SKY
You gonna see beautiful night sky on the concert because it open space and the Merapi volcano as background. It become exotic atmosphere with bamboo chairs and the strong lights.
It’s not cheap, but it’s free. 🙂
Merapi Jazz Festival or Jazz Lereng Merapi is another jazz festival which has concept same like “Jazz on the mountain” (Jazz diatas gunung) at Ijen crater or “Jazz above the clouds” (Jazz diatas awan) at Dieng mountain. Merapi Jazz is held in Yogyakarta, on the Merapi’s volcano side exactly.
Merapi mountainside Jazz 2016 is a pioneer for the next Jazz Festival on the mountainside or volcano side exactly and perhaps become annual Jazz events in Yogyakarta.
This event organized by Dinas Pariwisata DIY, Lintas Komunitas Relawan DIY, Disbudpar Sleman and Masyarakat Pager Jurang.
WHEN AND WHAT THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?
November 27th, 2016
7 PM – till drop.
WHERE IS IT?
Lapangan Huntap Pagerjurang, Kepuharjo village. (In front of Merapi Golf)
Village (Desa): Kepuharjo
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Cangkringan
Regency (Kabupaten): Sleman
Province (Provinsi): Yogyakarta
About 20km or 40 minutes to the north from downtown Yogyakarta.
HOW TO GET TO THE SITE?
No direct public transport to the site. Better you take taxi or motorcycle taxi to the location.
IGA MAWARNI, KADEK RAHARDIKA, ETHNIC JAZZ ‘PURWANTO AND FRIENDS’.
LOCAL ARTIST and JAZZ MBEN SENEN COMMUNITIES
THEMES THIS YEAR:
*) Don’t forget to bring your poncho or rain jacket in case it rain in the site.
**) Also bring your warm jacket.
WATCH MERAPI MOUNTAINSIDE JAZZ FROM VIDEO:
WATCH IGA MAWARNI FROM VIDEO:
*) Usually the famous artist will show in the end of the festival.