Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Sunset Jazz Experience with Balawan

Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran gears up for a pre-show event of Bali Live International Jazz Festival 2014 with the special live acoustic performance of Balawan and Friends at Smoqee Sky Bar

Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran will be opening the red curtain for a one-time special live acoustic performance of the homegrown international act, Balawan, in conjunction with Bali Live International Jazz Festival 2014. The special mini concert is to be held at Smoqee Sky Bar on Friday, March 07, 2014 at 17.30 onwards. This event is part of the pre-show series of the jazz festival to be held a day after with many international line-ups, such as Earth Wind and Fire featuring Al McKay, Incognito, Tania Maria, Balawan and many more. The resort offers a complimentary access for all the guests and a scrumptious barbeque buffet will be available for only IDR 300,000 net per person. The gate is open at 17.30 with the opening act by DJ Anastasia, the resort’s resident DJ and the best female DJ in Bali.

Breathtaking sunset facade over the Indian Ocean presenting the uninterrupted views to Jimbaran Bay will spoil all the creative minds as the divinely orchestrated melody of guitar by the genius Balawan collided with the ocean breezes and transform the day into a night of harmony that choreographs an unforgettable sunset ambiance ever. Also, for only IDR 90,000 net per person, jazz or guitar aficionados can enjoy an array of mouthwatering handcrafted cocktails available from 17.30 until 19.00. Choice of delectable barbeque buffet serves will also be made available for only IDR 300,000 net per person to elevate the evening into a tasteful discovery with great companions or entourage.

“The aim of our partnership with Bali Live International Jazz Festival is to further acquaint our resort’s mission in becoming one of the creative venues on this island where the curious minds can gather and engage with arts. Music is an art as well as a universal language that transcends any barriers. And there is no better place to enjoy arts than embracing it live in an open space with the loved ones under the clear blue skies and starry night”, said Gregory Gubiani, the resort’s General Manager. “Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran is definitely a place to be for jazz lovers to warm up the ears with the tunes by the talented Balawan in Jimbaran before the main jazz festival arises a day after.”

Internationally known for his phenomenal skills on the guitar, Balawan is a pioneer in the fusion of Jazz and Balinese Gamelan. He is best known as a Batuan Ethnic Fusion guitarist and his ability to play double neck guitar. Balawan has developed the 8 Fingers Touch Style technique, which also known as the Touch-Tapping Style. He is often regarded as one of the fastest guitarists in Indonesia. He is also called The Magic Finger guitarist among the musician’s community of the world. His music presents an enchanting and unique sound. 

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About Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran
Experience a new perspective of understated luxury stay with Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran. Jump into the resort’s 1,300 square meters salted water lagoon pool and revealing panoramic views of Jimbaran Bay. The 118 contemporarily designed guest rooms, suites, penthouses and villas features futuristic in-room technology. Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran also introduces a gastronomic journey to the Island of the Gods offering discerning travellers four dining venues in a three-storey dining and entertainment complex: The brand’s signature all-day dining restaurant, Bamboo Chic featuring Pan-Asian street food served over live kitchens; Smoqee Lounge and Sky Bar, an enchanting spot for cocktails and live music over sunset; Latitude 8, the resort’s lobby lounge overlooking the lagoon offering choreographed cocktails, light snacks and evening tapas; and, WALA, an indulgence of hand crafted gelato or taste the perfect cup of Illy coffee.