Saturday, August 29, 2009

Suarasama 9/2/07

Suarasama are an ensemble from Sumatra who came to Wellington as part of the Asia Pacific Festival in 2007. Suarasama is led by composer Irwansyah Harahap. Many of the songs feature female singer Rianthony Hutajulu. This group performed a number of times around Wellington. The band consisted of Harahap and Hutajulu who are Indonesian ethnomusicologists, a number of students who played the cymbals , and three absolutely remarkable older musicians...the flute and reed player was an incredible musician, as were the kacapi players. This was recorded at Happy Fri 9 Feb 2007....joyous stuff...

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