First the exciting news. Ayo! Let’s Go! Songs for children in Indonesian and English is going to be in the children’s program for the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival this year. I’m just thrilled about this! It’s such a wonderful festival and the children’s program is fantastic. And free! I’m looking forward to coming back to Bali and launching the CD in the place where it all began.
The festival is on between 26 and 30 October 2016 with heaps of amazing writers coming from all over the world. I’m especially excited that Magda Szubanski is coming. I’ve seen her on comedy shows on TV for years and now she is gaining fame as a memoirist.
For anyone planning to come, the early bird tickets are still on sale. Don’t delay! Sometime in August they finish and the price goes up by 20%. For people with a KITAS the price is a bargain.
And for those of who planning to come with kids, the launch of Ayo! Let’s Go! is the perfect event for children aged between 3 and 9 who like music. The fantastically talented pianist Thomas Aro Zebua will be playing and the incredible singers Mita, Wisma and Olga Spoelstra will be performing some of the songs they recorded on the CD. We will be playing games, doing yoga and getting the children up and dancing and singing along with us.
Have monkeys ever stolen your hat? Do you like tropical fruit but hate mosquitos? Then this is the show for you!
I’m also planning to have prizes and something for every child to take home. Watch this space to find out when and where, or check the children’s program of the UWRF.