Catur Goes To Mali

$3,500 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 28 months
We have created this GoFundMe event to help Catur Sang Klana Wijaya realize his dream of studying music and culture in Mali. Many of you know Catur as a warm and generous-spirited friend, and also as a totally dedicated and hard-working musician, interested in a wide range of cultural music and instruments. Over the last few years, Catur has continued to deepen his interest in West African rhythms and instruments, practising with his colleagues and studying at and accompanying drum workshops in Bali. Although he works as hard as possible, initiating projects, bands and events and supporting others in their traditional and contemporary musical endeavours, it is extremely difficult for him to support himself, (as well as family members), as a musician in Indonesia - let alone save to study in West Africa. The money raised here will allow Catur to visit Mali in January and February 2018 – the season of most festivals and cultural events. It will pay for his airfare, visas, vaccinations, land transport, accommodation, festival entry, instrument lessons, and if possible, an instrument or two. Whatever you can give, Catur is sure to return 10-fold in his musical generosity to everyone. Thank you!

The founders of this campaign, for those interested, are Anne Harkin and Simon Fraser.  We met and played with Catur in Melbourne in 2015, and in Bali in 2015 and 2016. We have also played with him and seen him perform in Bali in 2015 and 16 and will do so again in 2017.

 

Anne Harkin  and Simon Fraser
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Hello dear supporters of this fund to get Catur to Mali...it's really happening! Catur will leave in mid-January for a month of cultural and musical studies in Bamako, Mali. Thanks to a generous supporter who provided the airfare, (!), we raised enough to cover the costs of this dream-come-true. I will document his experiences and report back post-trip. The fund will now close, so thank you once again, to all the generous people who have donated to this fund. Cheers, Anne Harkin.
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Catur now has Mali well within his sights. With only two months to go till he leaves on this dream-come-true trip, this fund will be closed in December. If you had been considering giving, please do so NOW. Every little bit helps...with lessons, accommodation, insurance, vaccinations, food, transport, maybe even an instrument or two. Catur will soak up every minute of this experience and bring it all back to share.
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Generous and kind donors have brought the fund total up to nearly AUD$3000 now. This is very exciting as Catur can now really start concrete planning - researching air ticket, Mali visa, insurance, vaccinations etc By shortening the trip to three, rather than 4 weeks, the budget can be brought back to $5000. We still have a few months, so this very do-able! If you are considering donating be assured that your contribution will be a great investment in the education of a genuine, uniquely talented person who will share his knowledge and give back to his community.
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I am very pleased to say this campaign to get Catur to Mali is going really well, thanks to all the generous people who have donated. Thank you!!! The fund has reached $2600 - with a target of $6000. If the length of his stay is reduced to 3 weeks instead of 4 and the budget is pared right down I think we can get him there and provide a stimulating learning experience for $5000. So, if you were thinking of donating, please do it now, as the campaign is in the researching air tickets, visa etc phase. Thanks, Anne.
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Simon Fraser
18 months ago

Awesome team effort, thanks everyone. Big ups to Anne for making it a reality ....Travel safe Catur and bring us back more music!

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$3,500 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 28 months
Created February 22, 2017
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Anonymous
19 months ago
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DW
$25
Diana Wild
21 months ago

Good luck my brother!!!

HL
$50
HELEN LORENZ
23 months ago

Happy to help one of Bali's many talented musos

AJ
$100
Ashley Johnson
23 months ago
NA
$50
Nigel Atoxic
23 months ago

Good luck Catur ! Tip: flights form KUL with Turkish airlines going for Rp17m !

AJ
$100
Alicia Julian
23 months ago
JM
$160
Josh Middleton
23 months ago

You are an amazing musician, and i know that going to Mali is your dream, and i know there is so much you can get from it, i wish you all the best of luck, thank you for all the music we shared! I look forward to hearing about it! josh x

$100
Benjamin Quinto
23 months ago

Thank you for sharing your great musical experience and knowledge with others, whether at satyagraha or other venues around Bali and the world! ✌

AR
$100
Amanda Requejo
23 months ago

$20
Ken Moyle
24 months ago

The world needs to hear your spirit though your music .

Simon Fraser
18 months ago

Awesome team effort, thanks everyone. Big ups to Anne for making it a reality ....Travel safe Catur and bring us back more music!

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