Sunday, June 2, 2013

Suarasama "Timeline" Album Launching

Monday, June 3, 2013 
8:30 PM
at Rossi Building, 4th Floor
Jl.Rs. Fatmawati No.30 Jakarta 12430

The SUARASAMA group was formed sometime in the middle of 1995, led by Irwansyah Harahap and Rithaony Hutajulu. Both are teachers of Ethnomusicology Department at the faculty of Culture studies, University of North Sumatra (Universitas Sumatra Utara), Medan, Indonesia. Suarasama carries out their performances using two approaches, 1) contemporary music with a world music approach, and2) traditional North Sumatran music & dance. As the groups leading composer, Irwansyah Harahap in his works has conducted much investigation into the world’s musical concepts, and among them are the musical cultures of Africa, the Middle East, India, Pakistan’s Sufi, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, as well as Northern Sumatera (Batak and Malay). SUARASAMA has released three music albums so far,”Fajar di Atas Awan”(1998),”Rites of passage”(2002) and Lebah (2008).The Suarasama albums so far,”Fajar di Atas Awan”was named as one of The Five Best World Music Albums of 2008 by the SF Gate, USA; and also one of the Ten Best World Music Album in October 2008 by World Music Global Rythm Magazine, USA. The Album has been reviewed by more than 35 magazines, both printed andwebzine, in America and Europe,due to Suarasama’s World Music” approach that was considered “new” by several of the World’s music critics. 20133 marks the eighteenth anniversary of Suarasama, and this “Timeline” album is produced to commemorate such journey.

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