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Worldwide Ambient Vigil for Aceh

Bali Joins a Chain of World-wide Events Held Simultaneously to Support Aceh Relief Raising Rp. 50 Million.

(1/29/2005) 

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Top local artists in locations as diverse as London, Berlin, Jakarta, Sydney, Tokyo, Taipei, Shanghai, San Francisco and Bali gathered together in their respective cities on a single night and held fund-raising events in support of Aceh relief. An idea initiated by Jakarta-based Future Productions and Wing Project, as a result of these events funds are now being channeled directly into medical supplies and other support requested by doctors working in the field in Aceh.

Worldwide Ambient Vigil for Aceh in Bali

The Ambiessence Worldwide Ambient Vigil for Aceh was held at Prana Villas in Seminyak, Bali on Saturday, January 22, 2005.

The Bali event raise over Rp. 50 million (approximately US$ 5,500) to support medical and food supplies for Aceh tsunami victims. Fund raising activities including raffle prizes and a silent auction, with a prizes and merchandise provided by participating Bali hotels, dive companies, artists, spas and restaurants.

A massage arena, and food and beverage provided by Prana Villas also contributed their sales to the cause.

A fashion market also provided income for the Aceh relief effort, featuring Bali designers such as Runaway Monk, Nafsu, Paul Ropp, Nucleostar, Hikari, Yaari and Quantum Leap.

Global DJ's were on hand, including Ami, Alex, Boots, Billy, Gus, Maka, Emon, Nina and Cozi who played Ambient and Chill music in two arenas surrounded by moving visuals projection. Other entertainment featured a moving poetic tribute by Sylvius, theatrical performer and representative of Eco for the World, accompanied by Andera, - Swiss composer and didgeridoo player extraordinaire.

Seen on balidiscovery.com are some pictorial highlights from the fund raising evening.

Dancers @ Ambiessence.Cozi and Kamal.

Yaari and Sylvius.DJ Boots.