The 2012 BaliSpirit Festival’s (March 28- April 1 2012) live music entertainment lineup will be the most diverse and electrifying in the Festival’s 5-year history, according to CoFounder and Musical Director Robert Weber.
“This year’s is our best music lineup ever,” says Weber, “No other celebration attracts this kind of world talent to Bali.” Confirmed artists include headliner and top 10 CNN African Music Artist, Rocky Dawuni, as well as Kirtan-Rock Singer, Dave Stringer, Conscious HipHop group, Luminaries, and Bhangra electronica pioneers, Delhi 2 Dublin.
Non-stop conscious exercise and wellness offerings and high-energy live music set in the magical backdrop of
Bali are what the BaliSpirit Festival is renowned for. Still, the Festival, now in its fifth year in Ubud, weaves
together an inspirational tapestry of forward-thinking entertainers and visionary leaders in their fields as well as
world class musical talent.
Headlining singer-songwriter, Rocky Dawuni, is a highly acclaimed Reggae musician, who engages in social
activism and is passionate about using music as a medium for raising awareness and improving lives. He has
founded his own NGO in his native Ghana, and has worked with UNICEF, the Carter Center, Product Red and the Global Fund.“(BaliSpirit Festival) represents to me a harmonious convergence of music, global culture, and spirituality—in a time when our world needs it most,” says Dawuni, who is also known as „Africa’s Bob Marley’, “ To be a part of the 2012 event will definitely be a high point for me this year.”
J. Brave of Luminaries, a pro-peace Hip Hop group from California, supports the Festival‟s focus on music as a natural medium for social action,” It (music) is a core human connection that goes beyond words alone,” he says, “It is practically impossible to be angry with someone who is dancing and smiling to the same music as you.”
Dave Stringer, a leading international recording artist and vocalist, bends genres by blending traditional beats
and chants from India with Rock, Soul, and Gospel from the USA. Stringer has been profiled in Time and
BillBoard magazines, among others. Stringer also believes that Bali‟s culture and way of life is serving as a
platform for a new Kirtan renaissance to grow and spread into Indonesia and the rest of Asia.
“Something special is happening in Bali,” affirms singer-songwriter Daphne Tse, who also coordinates the
daytime portion of the BaliSpirit Festival. “I don‟t know of any other event that inspires a fresh approach to life while attracting such a variety of committed agents of change.”
While uniting these and many other skilled and innovative musicians on one stage, the BaliSpirit Festival’s
organizers say they are remaining true to the Festival’s core mission of having fun, awakening a person’s full
potential, and supporting local causes that matter through charity work. For ticketing information (early bird
discount rates available through February 15th), visit: http://balispiritfestival.com/tickets.html