Indonesian 17-piece ensemble SambaSunda bring together a dazzling array of instruments and influences to create a new style Gamelan orchestra and the most exciting musical voice out of the archipelago today.
“An intriguing, charming set from a band who should prove surprisingly accessible to western audiences.” The Guardian
SambaSunda come from Bandung, the bustling capital and cultural centre of Western Java, more commonly known as Sunda. The group updates the lilting sounds of Sundanese gamelan degung and the angklung bamboo instruments by adding elements of Jakarta’s kroncong, Sunda’s jaipong, Balinese kebyar and the Brazilian rhythm of samba. The result is a mesmerizing mix that manages, strangely, to be both relentlessly exciting and languidly tranquil, full of explosive energy and seductive sweetness. Both reassuringly familiar and daringly innovative at home in Bandung, this is a dazzling new sound for the rest of the world to discover. The “coolest band to come out of Indonesia yet” is definitely one to watch!
A Making Tracks Presentation at Band on the Wall.
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