WITH the official opening of the “Ubud Village Festival (UVF) 2022” which presents musical performances from a row of Indonesian and international jazz musicians at the Arma Museum, Gianyar, on Friday (8/12) night, the Ministry of Tourism appreciates the presence of this annual music event which has attracted a lot of interest. this traveler.

According to the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, who officially opened the “Ubud Village Festival 2022” again appreciated the presence of this annual music event which attracts a lot of tourists, which lasted for two days on 12-13 August 2022, this event is included in the Kharisma series. Nusantara Events (KEN).

“Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2022” is filled with Indonesian jazz musicians. Starting from Tohpati Bertiga, Balawan who was present with Batuan Ethnic Fusion, Soulfeggio’s “Tribute to Natalie Cole”, Warman Sanjaya & Irsa Destiwi Project, Gustu Brahmanta Project, Gev Delano, a 12 year old jazz bass player who was present with Krisna Dharmawan, Gede Yudistira to Gradu Boanerges, and Panacea.

Meanwhile, international musicians who attended were The Bernard Van Rossum Quartet from the Netherlands, as well as Sum Kim who is a talented young guitarist from South Korea.

“We are very grateful for the commitment of Balinese tourism actors who work hard to continue to promote activities. Because events like this attract a lot of tourists. I met tourists from America and Malaysia who flew here only for the Ubud Village Jazz Festival,” said Sandiaga Uno.

This is said by Sandiaga to be proof that tourism and the creative economy in Bali are growing. This momentum must be maintained so that the economic revival can continue to increase and employment opportunities for the community are created.

“We get an update that Bali (the economy) grew 3%. But the target in the 3rd and 4th quarters of this year can reach 4 to 5 percent. We hope that with several international events that we will do in Bali from August to November 2022, Bali’s economy will stretch. We hope it will certainly increase,” said Menparekraf Sandiaga.

The same thing was conveyed by the Head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Office, Tjokorda Bagus Pemayun. The implementation of the “Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2022” shows the international world that Bali is ready to be visited by tourists.

“Besides we get a lot of foreign tourist visits, of course we hope that the length of stay of tourists will increase and their spending will also increase which will give Bali’s economic growth target of above 5 percent can be achieved,” concluded Tjokorda Bagus Pemayun. []