2 Mar

Widespread Panic Hits The Ground Running On Panic En La Playa Night One

first_imgIt’s been a long two months since Widespread Panic had last performed, but that was all washed away on the shores of Riviera Maya, Mexico. Last night was the opening performance of the band’s sixth annual Panic en la Playa, bringing their high energy rock and roll down South of the border for the first of four nights under the stars.The band got things rolling with “One Arm Steve,” keeping the energy high with favorites like “Send Your Mind,” “Weight of the World,” and more. The band really got into a jive during the later half of the set, rolling through “Honky Red > Bear’s Gone Fishin’ > Blight > Climb To Safety” to close out the hourlong offering.The energy level never waned in the second set, opening up with a cover of Buffalo Springfield’s “Mr. Soul” before jamming out “Visiting Day” and “Second Skin.” From there, the band wouldn’t stop rocking until the end of the set, segueing into “Rebirtha,” “Cease Fire,” “Drivin’ Song” and more. They took “Drivin’ Song” into a funky “Disco” before returning to the “Drivin’,” ultimately dropping out into a percussion jam for Sunny Ortiz and Duane Trucks. They would be joined by bassist Dave Schools for some “Drumz & Bass,” which eventually resolved into a huge “Proving Ground.”Check out the video of “Drumz/Bass jam > Proving Ground” below, courtesy of MrTopdogger.The show kept rocking with “Solid Rock,” which segued back into “Proving Ground,” and ultimately the band closed out the second set with “Action Man.” They kept the mood light for the encore with the song “Vacation,” and closed it out with the fan favorite “Bust It Big.”See a video clip from “Bust It Big” below, courtesy of LoadOffAnnie.Check out the full setlist below, courtesy of PanicStream. You can also head to PanicStream for a full audio stream of the performance. Widespread Panic returns to the stage tonight, February 28th.Setlist: Widespread Panic | Panic en la Playa | Riviera Maya, MX | 2/27/17Set 1: One Arm Steve, Send Your Mind, Weight of the World, Old Neighborhood, Cotton Was King, Honky Red > Bear’s Gone Fishin’ > Blight > Climb To Safety (64 mins)Set 2: Mr Soul, Visiting Day, Second Skin > *Rebirtha > Cease Fire > Drivin’ Song > Disco > Drivin’ Song > Drumz / Drumz & Bass > Proving Ground > Solid Rock > Proving Ground > Action Man (104 mins)Encore: Vacation, Bust It Big (20 mins)[Photo via WSP FB]last_img read more

19 Oct

Closure of Sunda Wiwitan tomb violates human rights: Komnas HAM

first_imgBeka accused the Kuningan administration of violating Article 6 of Law No. 39/1999 on human rights, which states the government must uphold the rights of indigenous communities.Another document that guaranteed civil and political rights was Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, he added.“Komnas HAM will follow up on the report by requesting information from all parties, conducting field monitoring and investigations and holding a dialogue with the relevant stakeholders,” Beka said.Furthermore, Komnas HAM called on the Kuningan administration to reopen the tomb and called on the central government to protect the constitutional rights of the Sunda Wiwitan community.The commission urged all parties to promote peaceful dialogue and asked the local police to prevent violence and expressions of hatred in the region, as well as act decisively on actions that went against the law.Topics : The recent closure of a tomb built by Sunda Wiwitan, an indigenous faith group in West Java, is a violation of human rights, the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has said following reports by the group’s followers that the tomb was forcibly sealed off.Komnas HAM commissioner Beka Ulung Hapsara said the tomb’s closure conflicted with the principles of human rights contained in Article 28 of the 1945 Constitution, which guarantees freedom of worship.“It should be noted that every citizen has the right to adhere to [their own] beliefs as part of civil and political rights,” Beka said in a statement on Monday. Last week, the West Java administration closed off the Sunda Wiwitan tomb – built for the group’s elders in Cisantana village in Cigugur district, Kuningan regency – on the grounds that it was an unlicensed “monument”.Read also: Sunda Wiwitan claims human rights violation as govt closes off unlicensed tombSunda Wiwitan said it had applied for a building permit with the West Java Capital Investment and One-Stop Services Agency (DPMPTSP) earlier this month, but the application was rejected.Komnas HAM said the group had also proposed the establishment of the Akur Sunda Wiwitan Cigugur community to the Kuningan regent, but the request was rejected.last_img read more