Homegrown & Well Known: Ian Stevenson

There should’ve been, at minimum, 3 bands to explode from Bali: Superman Is Dead, Navicula and Kaimsasikun. The last one had sophisticated skills, cool-and-controlled performance style, and their songs are even ‘poppier’ sounding than the other two bands (meaning it would be easier to penetrate the Indonesian market). They even have the looks. Ian Stevenson, the frontman, is without doubt one of the greatest young musicians that Bali ever produced. He shares what went wrong with his almost-famous group and a bit about his personal life in the post-Kaimsasikun era.

Homegrown & Well Known: EDO WULIA & CIKA

Starting out as behind the scenes volunteers at minikino.org, Edo, a qualified music teacher, and Cika, a talented architect, are devoted to short films

Homegrown & Well Known: AGUS PANDE

Being a great jazz musician was his teenage dream. But one fateful afternoon, this shy Balinese guy set eyes on the beautiful body of a Canon SLR, dumped music and moved his heart to photography.

Homegrown & Well Known: ERICK EST

Who are you when you start with nothing, sell your motorbike to support your habit, go bankrupt several times over and, despite all of this, still refuse to quit?

Homegrown & Well Known: BRIANNA SIMORANGKIR

Starting with a smooth and sensible romance with Jazz, this girl grabbed punk rock with just the kind of rough and in-your-face approach that punk rock requires. Born and raised in Bali, she’s Brianna and she’s young, talented and loud.

Homegrown & Well Known: GUS DE

Other than Putu, Made, Nyoman and Ketut, one of the most generic names you’re likely to find in Bali is “Gusde”.

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