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Music

Mataniari

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.

Svara Samsara

Svara Samsara With youthful and explosive enthusiasm, Svara Samsara demonstrates that Indonesian percussion is neither monotonous nor monochrome!

Otto Sidharta

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.

Tarawangsawelas & Rabih Beaini

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.
New creation

DJ Bayu

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

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

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.

Tesla Manaf

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 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

Ikke Nurjanah Her delicate voice and glamorous performances make Ikke Nurjanah the undisputed superstar of dangdut, Indonesian pop with Indian influences.