Music CityAll citiesAmsterdamBerlinBierbeekBruggeBrusselsDen HaagDeventerEupenGentKrakowLeidenLilleLiègeLondonMechelenMorlanwelz RotterdamSankt-VithValenciennesWarsaw ThemesAll themes MonthEvery monthOctober 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018 Rahayu Supanggah & Garasi Seni Benawa The Garasi Seni Benawa gamelan, conducted by Rahayu Supanggah, is known for its rich timbre and the virtuosity of its accompanying singers. I Wayan Gde Yudane & Gamelan Wrdhi Swaram AquifersNEW CREATION. One of the most important composers of contemporary gamelan, Yudane performs his masterpiece Aquifers, followed by four new pieces composed specially for EUROPALIA. A.L. Suwardi Planet HarmonikFor Planet Harmonik, grandmaster of gamelan, A.L. Suwardi, takes inspiration from the Music of Spheres, which is performed on instruments of his own making. Iwan Gunawan & Stefan Lakatos Moondog for GamelanNEW CREATION. Compositions by the legendary Moondog lend themselves magnificently to a Javanese gamelan especially created for the occasion. Saluang dendang Saluang, the enormous bamboo flute of the Minangkabau people, often accompanies dendang, local folk songs full of humour and good advice. Mataniari Toba Batak Music and DanceDespite external influences, the Batak people of Lake Toba have managed to preserve their myriad musical traditions. Their rhythms are among the most complex in Asia. Salawat dulang In this Minangkabau tradition, two men improvise and duel with their voices while setting the rhythm on large bronze plates. Aural Archipelago Ata Ratu, Thambunesia & TurikaleFor the Aural Archipelago project, ethnomusicologist Palmer Keen traversed Indonesia in search of musical traditions. He invites you to discover three of them. Voices of Papua Papuan polyphonic singing, always accompanied by ritual dance, is one of the oldest musical traditions still in existence today. Wolf Müller NEW CREATION. During his residence in Borneo, Wolf Müller (aka Bufiman) taught the mouth harp to villagers and learnt local instruments and rhythms. Senyawa feat. Patshiva Cie NEW CREATION. The Senyawa duo combine bizarre instruments with traditional melodies peppered with howls, throat singing and growls. In collaboration with the Belgian choir, Patshiva. Tarawangsawelas & Rabih Beaini NEW CREATION. The Tarawangsawelas duo and music producer Rabih Beaini introduce you to the soulful tarawangsa, the minimalist and ancient sacred music of Sunda. Peni Candra Rini & Ade Suharto ONTOSOROHPeni Candra Rini, the famous singer of sindhèn, a style of gamelan known for its solos for female voice, accompanies Ade Suharto’s sensual dancing. Svara Samsara With youthful and explosive enthusiasm, Svara Samsara demonstrates that Indonesian percussion is neither monotonous nor monochrome! Otto Sidharta Indonesia’s first electronic musician, Otto Sidharta, plays with sounds he has collected in the country’s megalopolises and jungles since the 1970s. DJ David Tarigan 60's & 70's Indonesian Rock & Roll NightDJ David Tarigan is one of the leading specialists of Indonesian funk, soul and rock. Get ready to dance the night away to his frenzied sets! Indische Party 60's & 70's Indonesian Rock & Roll NightIndische Party, a revival rock band from Jakarta, prove that Indonesian rock, blues and soul are just as cool today as they were in their golden years. Flower Girls (Dara Puspita Tribute) 60's & 70's Indonesian Rock & Roll NightA tribute band will introduce you to the amazing garage rock of the legendary, rebellious Dara Puspita rock chicks who toured the world in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Dijf Sanders NEW CREATION. The Ghent-based musician travelled to Java in search of traditional instruments and melodies. Discover more in his concerts and albums this autumn! Wayang Hip Hop Inspired by shadow theatre and traditional Javanese melodies, Wayang Hip Hop is a perfect example of the adaptability of hip hop around the world. Duto Hardono Conceptual artist Duto Hardono uses old instruments, cassettes and recordings to create sound installations full of black humour and irony. Patrick Hartono Electro musician and new media artist Patrick Hartono creates complex 3D sound universes using different technologies, traditional instruments and video. Uwalmassa Uwalmassa, a project of Divisi 62, uses the sounds and rhythms of gamelan and other musical traditions and transforms them into vast electronic soundscapes. Karinding Attack Karinding Attack have swapped their electric guitars for traditional bamboo instruments. A unique deviation from metal: “heavy bamboo”! DJ Bayu Urban IndonesiaDJ Bayu from Bandung travels the world in search of rare records, but one of his greatest loves remains Indonesian music from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Jogja Hip Hop Foundation Urban IndonesiaWith their rebellious lyrics that mix street slang with classical Javanese poems, Jogja Hip Hop Foundation are all the rage among Indonesian youth. Filastine & Nova Urban IndonesiaThe bass music of Grey Filastine and Javanese Nova Ruth defies borders and combines musical traditions from around the world in a unique and surprising way. DJ Dea Barandana With his sunny sets mixing tropical disco and obscure grooves, DJ Dea has won more praise from Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio) than any other DJ. Tesla Manaf The incredible ingenuity and sensitivity with which guitarist Tesla Manaf plays belies his youth. Progressive jazz has a new rising star! Kande Kande have successfully breathed new life into the musical traditions of Aceh, integrating 16th century Sufi influences in their particular brand of rock. Ikke Nurjanah Her delicate voice and glamorous performances make Ikke Nurjanah the undisputed superstar of dangdut, Indonesian pop with Indian influences. Thérèse Malengreau Fascination of Western Composers for IndonesiaThe pianist invites you to discover the mutual influence of Indonesian and Western music through Debussy, Messiaen, Sjukur and others.