Our self-titled debut album is available for streaming and FREE downloads on bandcamp!
As we prepared to enter a new phase of intensive study of Indonesian music, we decided to document our progress so far by spending a few hours at Montrose Recording. It turned out even better than we’d hoped, and we can’t wait for you to hear it!
We’re excited to announce several emerging long-range developments.
We often call ourselves Richmond’s first and only orkes kroncong. That’s true, but it seems we’re actually the only active kroncong group in North America. We’ve been gratified by the positive recognition we’ve received for playing this music that is very dear to Indonesians: for every view our YouTube channel gets here in the US, we get 45 in Indonesia.
In the coming weeks we will deepen that connection. In August we are all being flown to Bandung, Java, for a 12-day residency where we’ll perform several hours a day and collaborate with local musicians.
We dropped in to play a set for WRIR-LP-FM’s Fall Fund Drive. Many thanks to Alan Coberly of The New Breakfast Snob!
00:32:00 — Introduction to kroncong
00:32:44 — Walang Kekek
00:38:15 — Jali-Jali
00:51:40 — Valley Forge / Walking Up Georgia Row
00:58:48 — Wedang Kacang
01:03:04 — Nyi Roro Kidul
01:09:00 — Band introduction
01:16:20 — How Come That Blood