Gede Robi Supriyanto: Activist First, Rock Star Second
Considering it has only been two years treading on the island, Bali's mystic has eternally enlightened my senses. As my work continues with IndoSole, I am introduced to unforeseen facets on this island and my fervor rises. However, all who are connected to Bali like myself, will need to partner together and consciously engage in the development, waste management and food scarcity challenges to come.
The Jakarta Post recently conducted an insightful interview with Balinese grunge rocker Gede Robi Supriyanto of Navicula. On an island where funding for social or environmental programs are dictated by greed and corruption, it is the unification of passionate individuals such as Supriyanto who will help guide the sustainability vision for Bali.
"Over the past 16 years, rock musician Gede Robi Supriyanto has ensured his idealism for environmental issues has been heard through the lyrics and music played by his Denpasar-based indie band, Navicula Still singing about his environmental idealism today, Robi does not allow himself to swim at the discourse level only. He is not a NATO (No Action Talk Only) kind of a guy. He transforms his words into actions, having initiated his own urban farm on several plots of land in Denpasar. He has also taken to writing to spread the message, founding the online magazine akarrumput.com, an earth walker guide to growing wild.Bali Dailys Agnes Winarti recently talked with 33-year-old Robi about his environmental and social activism. Here are excerpts of his views." READ ON