On the Road to Gili Dub Club Tour with Yella Sky Soundsystem has come to a close and I sang, danced, rapped and learned a little bit more Bahasa Indonesian. I've been told "Masia, no one has enough years in their life to see all of Indonesia" and this is a truly special country with so much still undiscovered and unexplored. Each time I visit Indonesia I fall a little deeper in love. This time I touched down in the capital city of Jakarta, before touring Bali as well as Gili Trawangan and Gili Air.
Some conclusions about Indonesia after the tour:
I was totally moved by the spirit of cooperation shown I witnessed in Indonesia, especially between the brothers in Yella Sky Soundsystem. This level of kinship allows not just an individual's success but the success of a movement. Together Good Vibes can grow...
It was a gift to tour the islands and an inspiring reminder of the simpler life. I've been pretty busy organizing events from my new base in Singapore (Singapura Dub Club) and the change of environment reminded me of the mental freedom of what it means to be creative, to be free and to be an artist. Time to get crackin' on a new album Masia One!
I need to improve my Bahasa so I can sing Reggae Love songs to Indonesia all day! #CintaLagu
I'm excited that this year's annual Singapura Dub Club island getaway will be in the Gili Islands. This tour was an opportunity to test the waters and the vibe is Irie and Natural. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this private event.
I truly hope to spend much more time in Indonesia to learn more about the culture, meet more amazing people and appreciate the diversity of this island nation. Made up of fourteen thousand islands, this country supports the world's second highest level of biodiversity. In light of today's politics; rattlings of Islam-phobia and terrorists , Indonesia is the world's 4th largest country and the largest Muslim-majority nation. Guess what? They LOVE Reggae Music singing songs with a message of Freedom, Life and Peace. I believe Indonesia will become a pivotal stage for the growth of Reggae music here in Asia.
One Love - Masia