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Line Up - BaliSpirit Festival

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Music Presenter Bio - BaliSpirit Festival 2015

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Murray Kyle
Musical Troubadour
Australia

A multi-instrumentalist hailing from the tiny town of Uki in Northern NSW, Kyle Murray's Earth honouring music recognizes our common thread, and travels within to inspire connection and positive empowerment. Verse in piano, guitar, yidaki, ngoni, woodwinds and percussion, the powerfully tender performances of this esteemed songwriter have established him in the Australian roots music scene and beyond, as a highly respected musician sowing his seeds of inspiration into this world.

From festival stages to intimate events, Murray's performances are soundscapes of passionate storytelling that uplift and connect the audience. He has toured the coasts of Australia, is well known for his vocals in the electronic fusion group Mystic Beats and has shared stages with the likes of Saritah, Oka, and Trevor Hall. Murray's magical sound has graced the stages of major Australian festivals including Peats Ridge, Earth Frequency, Woodford Folk Festival, Island Vibe, Rainbow Serpent and Exodus, as well as international events on the west coast of the USA, Hawaii, the UK and now the globally known Bali Spirit Festival.

With four albums under his belt, including 2012's shamanic beats album, Mountain Song, mastered by the renowned Michael Worthington; It is the coming of age of Murray Kyle igniting his flame within the Australian music industry.

For more information on Murray Kyle, see: www.murraykyle.com


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MatSumoto Zoku (Koji Matsumoto and Reo Matsumoto)
Contemporary Stateless Music (Dig & More)
Japan

On a hot day on in 2009, sitting on a rooftop in Varanasi India, Koji and Reo met for the first time. Then they began jamming together. After, they realized they wanted to make music together….. Travelling, Koji went to Australia and Europe and Reo went to Japan and New York. Then, 3 years later, came the crisis in Amsterdam, Holland. Koji and Reo met there again in 2012. They started busking on the streets of Amsterdam… The Matsumoto Zoku story continues and since then, the Duo has played in many international Festivals and now, into the Bali Spirit for the first time.

Matsumoto Zoku, like fish in the river of life, move with the natural flow of sound and energy. They merge urban vocal beats with the softer edge of the Halo and Didge creating a playful, serene and yet vibrant sound. Their intuitive and unique music is inspired by their extensive travels busking internationally, this creates an original and emotive style and groove. Their music is a unique blend of polarities merging, like the sun and moon, cacophony and silence, they are both urban and wild in their essence.​

For more information about this unique duo, see: www.matsumotozoku.com


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Dustin Thomas
USA

Big hair, big smiles, and a whole lot of love—these are just a few trademarks of traveling singer-songwriter Dustin Thomas. Appearance aside, the music of Dustin Thomas has captivated audiences from New York to Hawaii with haunting vocals and soulful depth packaged perfectly in his fun, poignant, and memorable modern folk tunes. Dustin's songs reveal an old soul in a young frame: They reflect conversations on current affairs and historical and political references ranging from Marcus Garvey to Troy Davis. Musings on the world seen through new eyes paint an evenhanded and hopeful picture of troubled times. Dustin's is a new spirit of folk music that contemplates human relationships, both spiritual and intimate. There is little hidden or veiled in his nursery-rhyme-like prose. He simply asks honest questions and spins earnest tales of love, loss, worship, and war.

"His uniqueness defies labels. If you need comparisons, he's a conduit for something spiritual and real, the way that the great Bob Marley was (and still is) or the way real issues were sung by, say, Tracy Chapman, whose stirring voice, by the way, seems to be echoing in Dustin." -Jason Smith, Big Island Weekly


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Çudamani
INDONESIA

Çudamani maintains that the vitality of Balinese arts relies on the connection of performance to the religious and social life of the village. The group sees itself as an activist community that responds to the philosophical, practical and problematic issues that face Balinese artists today. Members of Çudamani work to achieve a balance of being active creative artists while also preserving ancient and rare forms of Balinese music and dance. Members of the group also compose new music. Çudamani composers are reknowned for their inspired contributions to the repertoire of Balinese music.

For more information, please see: http://cudamani.org/

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