Shadow Ballads

In April 2016 we toured with Shadow Ballads — a collaborative music and shadow theater performance involving Balinese master puppeteer Gusti Sudarta, master Javanese kroncong musicians Peni Candrarini and Danis Sugiyanto, and old-time Appalachian balladeers Anna & Elizabeth. This production incorporated new arrangements of traditional Indonesian and Appalachian music as well as a newly produced crankie based on The Ramayana.  We performed at The University of Richmond, Cornell, Wake Forest, Bucknell, the Indonesian Consulate in NYC and the Indonesian Embassy in DC.

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Hannah on stage in Indonesia

Rumput bandleader Hannah Standiford’s student residency in Indonesia culminated in an Indo-Appalachian performance in the Bukan Musik Biasa concert series, complete with cranky wayang. Hannah sang and played with Orkes Kroncong Iblis, along with additional Western students on fiddle and banjo.