Dangdut Music Concert for Humanity


 
 

 

Saturday, April 5, 2008
6:00 PM
2700 Tilden Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20008


Dangdut is a unique genre of Indonesian popular music that is partly derived from Western, Arabic, Indian, and Malay folk music. The uniqueness comes from the sound of the "kendang", a drum similar to the Indian tabla. Here is a song by Dangdut Cowboys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM50TfMd8pA 
 

Live entertainment by:
 
DANGDUT COWBOYS
Pittsburgh band plays Dangdut music of Indonesia.  Lead vocal is Andrew Weintraub, Associate Professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in ethnomusicology and popular music, and directs the University of Pittsburgh gamelanprogram. He is currently writing a book about the history and music of Dangdut. As a practitioner of Indonesian gamelan and martial arts, he has performed in the U.S., Canada, Asia, and Europe.
http://www.music.pitt.edu/faculty/weintraub.html
 
DANGDUT IN AMERICA
Winners of "Dangdut Idol", a talent search to find Dangdut singers in the United States. This project was called "Dangdut in America" and the projects' goal was to bring together American and Indonesian cultures through Dangdut music.
http://nsrproductions.com/dangdutinamerica.html
 
Two local D.C. groups play Dangdut and top 40s with Dangdut style:
HARMONI BAND
PALAPA DANGDUT
 
Special musical guests: 
Sundanese singer, composer and dancer
 
NANO SURATNO
One of the most famous and important Indonesian composers, from the area of Sunda (West Java.) His first composition was in 1963; in that year he also began to have his poetry published in a local newspaper. To date he has written over 400 songs; about 200 of them have been recorded and released commercially in Indonesia. He has taught and toured in Japan, Canada and the U.S.
http://www.kasundaan.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44&Itemid=34
 
RITA TILA
Singer of Samba Sunda
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0KkxPEoEzQ
 
ENING RUMBINI
One of today's leading professional dancers in a style called jaipongan, a modern popular form of dance based on village dances and martial arts movements (penca silat). Ening has performed extensively in Indonesia as well as on performance tours to the U.S., Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore
 
Reservation:  Donna Rifai (primadonarifai@gmail.com) or Wanti Syarief (202-258-6172)