Angga Dwi Martha
UNITED NATIONS YOUTH ADVISOR
Angga D. Martha is currently the UN Youth Adviser for Sustainable Development Goals in Indonesia and plays an interface role between the government and the UN country team in coordinating and mobilising youth around awareness and implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). Recently graduating from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, he has studied sustainable development, human security, and cross-sector partnership.
Angga is also part of the CIVICUS Youth Action team, and is one of the Global Focal Point representatives of the UN Major Group for Children and Youth, focusing on issues relating to peace, justice, and good governance (SDG 16). The Youth Action Team is a group of youth leaders from around the world that are mandated to give input to mainstreaming youth participation and ensuring the availability of civic spaces for youth. Angga and the team work to ensure that young people are not a just checkbox, but rather that they are key stakeholders and active participants in shaping future development. Angga was awarded as the recipient of the Presidential Awards for Civic Life by Tufts University in 2017 for his youth and community engagement.
PIANO, ACCORDION, VIOLIN
NonaRia consists of three ladies—Nanin Wardhani (piano & accordion), NesiaArdi (vocal & snare) and Yasintha Pattiasina (violin). Influenced by old Indonesian songs that are rooted in ragtime and swing, NonaRia also cover other Indonesian favourites in their performances. A combination of lyrics based on daily life, and a simple instrumentation, makes NonaRia’s music easy listening with a whole lot of soul.
Dr. Barney Bishop
Will the antibiotics of the future be made from ancient dragon's blood? Alongside scientific colleagues at Mason University, Dr Barney Bishop recently isolated a substance in the blood of the Komodo dragon that appears to have powerful germ-killing abilities. Inspired by the discovery, they created a similar chemical in the lab and dubbed it DRGN-1.
The reason for the Komodo dragon's success may be that the bite of these giant lizards is so poisonous that even a nip can kill. They have more than 50 varieties of bacteria in their mouths yet rarely fall ill. But they're also immune to the bites of other dragons. Dr Bishop says this is because the blood of Komodo dragon is filled with proteins called antimicrobial peptides, AMPs, an all-purpose infection defence produced by all living creatures, that one day may be used in drugs to protect humans. That would be a welcome development because some antibiotics are losing their effectiveness as bacteria develop resistance to the drugs.
Dr Bishop is currently part of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at George Mason University and is also Director of Science at Ceres Nanosciences. His current research interests include molecular engineering, antimicrobial peptides and the design of novel therapeutic agents for combating infection.
Ian Joshua Stevenson
Lauded by leading Indonesian music journalist Rudolf Dethu as 'Bali's Musical Einstein' and `one of the most respected figures in Bali's music scene’—Ian Joshua Stevenson is a master chameleon, whose voice can seamlessly transition in seconds from heart-soaring heights, to the dark depths of grunge and rock.
From his early days as one of the original members of Dialog Dini Hari, Ian was part of Kaimsasikun and is now the vocalist for Zat Kimia. An accomplished songwriter Ian also writes for a raft of well-known Indonesian acts.
Will Travis is a globally renowned creative entrepreneur and global brand builder. He has over 27 years of leadership experience in the brand and marketing communication world; launching, navigating and selling two of the world’s leading and largest creative agencies (Attik and SidLee) to global multinational holding companies (Dentsu and Hakuhodo). He is the founder and CEO of brand building consultancy group Elevation Barn, guiding some of the world’s most transformative leaders and he advises global celebrities and executive leaders through his consultancy group Anderson Short. Toyota, BlackRock, The Ministry of Happiness, MissionBlue, Absolut, CocaCola, Intel, Disney, and a list of confidential celebrity figures have all been supported and guided by Will’s laser focussed strategic approach to unique brand messaging.
Throughout his career, Will has paralleled his passions for creative excellence with something that pushes his appetite and confidence in risk beyond others, global exploration. He has summited several of the world’s highest 7 Summits in Antarctica, Europe and Africa, motorbiked with the notorious 5,000 mile Dakar Rally through S.America and traversed on bike, the 18,000ft Ladakh Pass in India. He is a passionate family man and lives between homes in New York and the island of Bali.
Prehistoric Soul creates conceptual art performances that reconstruct prehistoric life through multimedia and various scientific disciplines, to remind people not to over consume or exploit nature.
Leviathan Lamalera is a multimedia, theatrical piece encompassing various artists and musicians which was performed on a massive bamboo whale installation, built on the shores of Lamalera—a village in Flores, Indonesia. During the one-month creative development process, Prehistoric Soul's team also made workshops for the children and people of Lamalera. At TEDxUbud you will see an extract of Leviathan Lamalera.
In the future, Prehistoric Soul hopes their art projects will help the communities they work with to fund local museums, where footage and records of ancient traditions can be archived for future generations.
Kim So Ra
Korean traditional percussionist Kim So Ra is a performer and ambassador of Honam Province Jeongeup folk music, a tradition in which she has been trained under the direct apprenticeship of human cultural asset Master Jihwa Yu.
For ten years, she has been entertaining and educating audiences about Korea’s folk music not only in Korea but also in Japan and the USA.
The Korean drum, Jangu, is a particular traditional percussion instrument that attempts to capture the sound of each raindrop by combining the senses, vision, audition, as well as touch.
Lisa was born and raised in Siantar, a small town in North Sumatra. After dropping out of college she left her hometown and started a culinary career in Batam island, which eventually led her to Bali.
Joining the Locavore team in early 2017, Lisa went over to Nusantara when it opened in mid-2017, alongside Chef Putu, the former Sous Chef of Locavore.
Lisa loves the flow of a finely tuned kitchen, as she says 'when I am on the line with my team, dancing through the flow of the ticket printer rhythm and fire the dish right on time, receiving a good feedback from our guests—it's like an achievement, something that I will carry home'.
Although Lisa has only been cooking for six years, she holds her own in an industry still dominated by men and is currently working in Locavore's Lab on some special, new experiments remixing the best of Indonesia's traditional flavours with contemporary culinary techniques.
‘Indonesia is a country built on multiculturalism and tolerance with its 17,000+ islands and 260 million people, it is even written in the country's founding philosophy the Pancasila—but understanding your neighbours isn’t always straight forward.’ In 2013, along with her co-founders, Meiske Demitria Wahyu founded a non-profit, student exchange program called Sabang Merauke to promote tolerance between religions in Indonesia. Being from a Chinese/Christian background this is a subject close to Meiske’s heart and she is determined to show people the futility of the prejudices people can hold on to. Each year Sabang Merauke picks 15 students from remote areas in Indonesia to spend two weeks in Jakarta with a family with a different faith to theirs, to meet people in the program and most importantly to learn about diversity.
Dr. Kelli Swazey
Kelli Swazey manages the Voicing Diversity project, a collaboration between the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Hawai'i (CSEAS UHM) and the Center for Religious and Cross Cultural Studies (CRCS) at Gadjah Mada University. The project supports the production of digital resources on diversity in Southeast Asia for educational use in the US and Indonesia. Swazey and digital storyteller Matt Colaciello's documentary film focuses on a Bajau community in Wakatobi Marine National Park, who are grappling with the impacts of coral reef extinction, environmental degradation, and discrimination.
Swazey believes biodiversity and cultural diversity are inexorably linked. Her work insists we can't protect one without defending the other.
Daniel Connell, a visual artist from Adelaide, uses his art to bring change to society. Daniel’s practise is large-scale, often ephemeral, often public, naturalistic portraits which merge into a ongoing practice of work in advocacy for migrants and displaced peoples both in Australia and overseas. He has created public art projects in the UK, Europe, US and Canada.
He has presented paintings of Indigenous Australians at Kochi Biennale in 2012 and also exhibited paintings of Tamil workers in Kochi at the 2014 Kochi Biennale. After living in India for three years and meeting an integral group of people who were to shape his future practise, Daniel’s works are often inspired by Indian people and he is actively involved in the Sikh community in Australia—helping to fight against challenges that newly arrived migrants face in their new country. He holds degrees in Spanish Language and Latin American Studies, has a Diploma of Education and is currently studying Hindi language. Currently a PhD Candidate in the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia, Daniel is also a lecturer in portraiture, drawing and painting at Adelaide Central School of Art.
BALINESE CONTEMPORARY DANCE
Pancer Langiit is a community of young passionate Balinese dancers founded by Anak Agung Gede Agung Rahma Putra in 2012. The community started with Agung Rahma’s vision to create art without leaving the traditional elements of Bal behind and to have youth to be a vital part of the process. Pancer Langiit has performed in several events including the Bali Art Festival, as well as religious ceremonies in temples in Bali and Java.
Attendees leave inspired, shaken, provoked. They come back.
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2014, 2016 TEDxUbud Attendee
Writer, Actor, Comedian, TEDxUbud Speaker
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UN&T Media Partner
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—Mary Jane Edleson
2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 TEDxUbud Attendee
“TEDxUbud holds a special place in my heart. One of the best events I have attended. I can now see why it is one of the best places for a TEDx event.”
“It was a true honor to take part.”
Batik Fractal Founder, TEDxUbud Speaker
“I know there will be a rush for tickets next year, I’d like to put my name down on the list for 2018 please?”
2016, 2017 TEDxUbud Attendee
“Insanely great weekend at TEDxUbud. Everything worked out perfectly. Not likely to be forgotten soon.”