Fantastic show to a capacity crowd at GST! Here we are performing in front of our beloved Javanese and Balinese gamelan instruments from Gamelan Raga Kusuma, and the public debut of the rabbit from our newest crankie, “Silver Dagger” by Hannah Marie Standiford:
Rumput is seeking an artist to produce a crankie (panoramic scrolling artwork) to accompany a song for our live shows. Submit a proposal including a brief outline of your concept and a miniature scroll as a work sample — any size or medium (receipt paper, electronic file, etc.)
One artist will be chosen to create a full-sized crankie to be used in live performance. We will provide a 36” tall roll of Tyvek for the final piece. (You’re free to use other materials too, but it must be as tough and translucent as Tyvek.) If we use your work you will receive a percentage of the proceeds every time it is used.
Proposal Deadline: March 24th
In Your Ear Studios invited us to play in their Shockoe Sessions series. Such a fantastic room and a wonderful audience! Watch this space for videos, etc.
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
Our first gig was before a discerning audience — staff and guests of the Indonesian Embassy at the Ambassador’s residence in Washington D.C.
News article with many high-quality photos featuring Gamelan Raga Kusuma and various performers from the Indonesian community: Banjar Bali USA celebrates Dharma Shanti at Indonesian Embassy Residence