Navicula woke up to a BuddhaFull morning under the shadow of Borobudur. We arrived late the night before after finishing a gig at Sangkring Art Space in Jogja and didn’t realize that our hotel, Manohara, was actually located on the Borobudur Temple grounds, just meters from the world’s biggest Buddhist Temple.
We were here to perform at “Solarizing Borobudur”, Greenpeace’s latest campaign to raise awareness about renewable energy solutions to combat climate change. As Robi, Dankie, Made and Gembull prepared for soundcheck, i left early to have a look at the stage. It really wasn’t a stage at all, but a giant Globe, four-stories tall and 12 meters in diameter. Tonight Navicula would perform inside the world.
Aside from the unusual stage, what would make tonight’s show special is that the entire event is powered using electricity generated through solar panels and wind turbines (and the blessing of thousand year old Buddhas).
Indonesia is Southeast Asia’s largest energy producer and consumer, yet still 95% of the country’s energy depends on fossil fuels. The Climate Rescue Station (CRS) shows a few examples of applicable technologies to produce clean, renewable energy. And the example in action would be Navicula’s concert, the first concert in Indonesia to be powered using renewable energy.
Renewable energy discussion with Dankie, Robi Navicula, Fianto, and Sudjiwo Tedjo.
Navicula live at Solarizing Borobudur.
The Climate Rescue Station (CRS) is open to the public and on display until October 28th. Check out the full schedule of events on the Greenpeace Indonesia website.
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