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March 2018

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog w/ Rumput and Maria Chavez

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Black Iris, 321 West Broad St
Richmond, VA 232220 United States
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NOTE: This show was canceled due to illness! Rumput is thrilled to open for Ceramic Dog. Get there promptly to catch us! DJ and sound artist Maria Chavez will perform at the after party. "Guitarist Marc Ribot’s wildest project doesn’t mess around. The guitar legend, with bassist Shahzad Ismaily, and drummer Ches Smith, merges funk backbeats with the taut chaos of Sonic Youth and flashes of Woodstock Santana." (NY Magazine, 2018) Born in Lima, Peru, Maria Chavez is known as…

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Sounding Out Indonesian Music conference @ Cornell

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Lincoln Hall, B20, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4101
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Kroncong by Rumput, plus music composed and improvised by Andrew Timar, CAGE, and Szkieve.

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April 2018

Origami in the Garden @ Ginter Botanical Gardens

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 232228 United States
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Rumput will provide music for a special preview of the new origami sculpture exhibit for friends-level members at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Activities: Artist Talk: Kevin and Jennifer Box in the Auditorium 6-6:30 p.m. Rumput musical performance in the Cochrane Rose Garden Crane folding with RVA Origami in the Lora Robins Library Fold & Float Boats at the Conservatory Garden Shop extended hours until 7 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Meriwether Godsey.  

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Refugees Welcome: Music for a Better World

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kimball Theatre, 428 W Duke of Gloucester St
Williamsburg, 23185
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$5 – $15

The William & Mary Middle Eastern Music Ensemble featuring guest artists: Imad Al Taha Iraqi violinist, arranger, composer Danis Sugiyanto Fulbright artist and teacher-in-residence from Central Java, Indonesia, with Richmond-based musicians Gamelan Raga Kusuma and Rumput

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Richmond International Film Festival

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Hof Garden, 2818 W. Broad St
Richmond, VA 232220 United States
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RIFF Music Fest is an international competitive festival with 65 local, national and international bands selected to perform at venues around Richmond over 5 days concurrent with RIFF's film festival. A week full of great performances, industry panels, industry think tanks, RIFF jam sessions, and a platform for filmmakers and musicians to network and forge new working relationships. Rumput will play the World & Americana Music Showcase at the Hof Garden along with Rawan Chaya (Lebanon) and Ezra Vancil (Dallas…

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July 2018

Java tour 2018 premiere: @america, Jakarta

July 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
@america, Pacific Place Mall 3rd Floor #325, Jendral Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Kebayoran Baru
Central Jakarta, Java 12190 Indonesia
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Rumput + Waldjinah at Balemong Resort, Semarang, Java

July 8 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Balemong Resort, Jl. Patimura No. 1B Ungaran
Kab. Semarang, Jawa Tengah 50511 Indonesia
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Flyer for Waldjinah and OK Rumput at Balemong Resort  

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September 2018

Akar — US Premiere

September 2 @ 7:00 pm
The Roundhouse, Byrd Park, 700 S Davis Ave
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Just back from our tour of Java, a year of cultural scholarship in Indonesia, and a semester of intensive study with Javanese master musician Danis Sugiyanto, Rumput is eager to present Akar ("roots") to our hometown friends. Akar, a musical, graphic, and kinetic retelling of the tale of Jack & the Beanstalk, is the culmination of our research and practice in Indonesian and American art traditions these past 4 years. This kid-friendly event will feature music, crankies (scrolling panoramic paintings),…

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