The Symphony for the Nation concert in August had the audience in awe. Led by conductor and music director of The Resonanz Music Studio, Avip Priatna, the performance paid tribute to Indonesian artists. The Symphony for the Nation concert in August paid tribute to Indonesian artists, highlighted the song about childhood, teacher, and mother earth.
Like our Galaxy, Jakarta is at once filled with exhilarating beauty and things that can end your existence. Take note, for knowledge is key to survival. As metropolitan city, Jakarta's nightlifes combines 24-hours bar and musical performance. NOW!JAKARTA Night Life Jakarta literally never sleeps. No, I do not mean figuratively. The Colloseum may only be
For most musicians, it takes years, if not decades, of training to master an instrument. For Rivelino, it has taken a mere three. The self-described part time musician and full-time accountant, who taught himself to play the Irish Uilleann Bagpipes, is all set to travel to the Emerald Isle this winter. While there, he set to
Truly great works transcend the religious and cultural confines of their creator, even transcending the limits of it own form over space and time to ultimately become immortal through infinite renewal. Such can be said about the sequence, Dies Irae. It began life as a poem, previously ascribed to Thomas of Celano (d.c. 1250) although
Indonesian folk-pop duo Stars and Rabbit first emerged on the local music scene in 2011. Singer-songwriter Elda Suryani and arranger Adi Widodo, both hailing from Yogyakarta, complement each other perfectly: in their enthralling songs, Elda’s distinctive vocals—sometimes bordering on the eccentric—are accompanied by the soothing sound of Adi’s guitar. Stars and Rabbits on their tour
Shelly Gautama took to the bagpipes not long after she moved to Melbourne for boarding school. Since then she has performed internationally. NOW! Jakarta caught up with her to find out more. Shelly Gautama falls in love with bagpipes since she was young. Shelly Gautama's File/NOW!JAKARTA Do you come from a music-focused family? I am
Ariel Nayaka, 24, is one of Indonesia’s rising hip-hop stars, charting out the future of this genre in the Indonesia’s capital. He endorses the pursuit of passion with positive thinking and community building. Ariel Nayaka performed at Noice Fest 2017. Photo by Achmad Soni/Flicker/NOW!JAKARTA Why hip-hop? I grew up with music and have been drawn to
When Batutara Percussion comes on stage, the Jakarta-based band often catches the attention of the audience for their unique instruments. Using second-hand items, the band’s music is truly refreshing, a blend of modern music with folk traditions. Deeper, it carries a mission of sustainable living through sound. Batutara has been carrying the mission about sustainable