The Car Free Day activity has been existed at least since the 50′s in Netherlands and Belgium. This day is itended to reduce the car dependence in cities, hence to minimize the polution that can endangered our enviroments, by leaving the cars and motorcycles at home then choose to walk or cycling. In Indonesia it started by Jakarta in 2007, followed by Bandung in April 20, 2008 which has been taking place at H Juanda/Dago street every Sunday from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. Along the length of 1.2 km, this Dago Car Free Day wishes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Bandung especially around that area. So, every Sunday from 6:00 to 10:00 am, the crowded Dago street turns to be a pedestrians and cyclists heaven. A lot of activities bloom along the area, that includes variety of entertainment. Among those, why don’t we have some Jazz too in it?
This year’s Chinese New Year, or in Indonesia called Imlek, is going to come on February 10, 2013, coincidentally on Sunday. Realizing this, we all at Jazzuality think of something to make a celebration by having the combination of Chinese New Year, Car Free Day and of course, Jazz altogether. Having them all in mind, here’s the good news. In cooperation with four stars hotel, Aston Braga, Bandung, going to launch our first event in 2013 titled JAZZIN’ CAR FREE DAY: A Chinese New Year Celebration . This event will be served for FREE from 7:00 am to 9:00 am.
Will it be an ordinary live stage performance like you often see? No way. We’re thinking of something different by mixing some ingredients that might have never been done before. There will be combinations between Tian Ma Barongsai Lion Dance, Rhytmology (a dance crew who’s affiliated with Bandung Street Dance Community and a division of The Infinity Co) and collaboration between Erick Gabe and the all-girls band Jazzy Juice (Dyah Sekar-keys, Arnie Christanty-bass and Adisty Zulkarnaen-drums) to merry your early morning hours. Then if that’s not enough, you can also have a cooking demo and eating competitions, including the gigantic Obelix pizza within reach. This is a part of Aston Braga’s socialization in healthy food and healthy life program. Other than that, you can also grab doorprizes and other things in there. We hope to entertain you all who decide to come enjoying the Car Free Day on February 10th with a new jazzy way.
With the spirit of friendship, respect and tolerance, we invite you all to join us on this special day. If some may think that Chinese New Year can’t be celebrated with jazz, we’d say why not. Jazz, as a universal ‘musical’ language would surely be perfect to welcome all kind of things, celebrations and special occasions. Suppose you’re looking for something jazzy in the morning hours while walking or cycling through the Dago street, make sure to stop by in our spot. It’s located right in front of Garda Oto, Jl Dago no. 80, just some steps behind the Pasopati fly over. Come over and let’s have a happy jazzy morning with us!
Jazzuality and Aston Braga Bandung Present: JAZZIN’ UP CAR FREE DAY
Date: February 10, 2013
Time: 07:00 am – 09:30 am
Location: Dago Street (in front of Garda Oto)
Jl. Ir. H Juanda/Dago no.80 Bandung
Supported by Seputar Indonesia (Bandung), Finesse Fine Audio Essentials, Tatali Inc, KlabJazz