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BBC Radio 3 2012 [no label, 1CD]
Broadcast on World On 3, February 24, 2012. Excellent HD stream.
Eventhough Indonesia’s Sambasunda Quintet featured here is a stripped-down version of their 17-member orchestra, their music remains stupendously rich. Formed in 1995, band leader Ismet Ruchimat fused different styles of West Java Sundanese music.
Four pieces are played here, beginning with Bulan Sapasi (Crescent Moon), a romantic number. Then there is the joyful Jaleuleu Ja, where the band’s vocal cries and shouts bring a thrilling burst of happy sounds. The third number fuses two styles of music, led by Rita Tila’s haunting vocals, Yadi Kahyadi’s violin and Asep Karyana’s flute. You never know where the tune is going or when it’s going to end till it fades off. The final Butterfly Song is a brooding, almost blues number. There are over 300 types of music on Java island in Indonesia. We have to start somewhere. - Philip Cheah
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Track 01. Introduction by Mary Ann Kennedy (1.0MB)
Track 02. Bulan Sapasi (12.8MB)
Track 03. Talk (5.9MB)
Track 04. Jaleuleu Ja (5.0MB)
Track 05. Talk (744k)
Track 06. Balagenjat Naek Bangbung Hideung (10.4MB)
Track 07. Talk (8.9MB)
Track 08. Jemplang Naek Kukupu (The Butterfly Song) (11.8MB)
Track 09. Outro (367k)
Ismet Ruchimat (kecapi – zither, kendang - drums)
Yadi Kahyadi (kecapi – violin)
Asep Karyana (suling - flute)
Budi Sofyan (kecapi – zither, kendang - drums)
Rita Tila (vocals)
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