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Saturday 5th October 2019, Paul Webley Wing, SOAS, University of London, Russel Square WC1H 0XG

Contemporary Music

-. Gado-Gado EnSambal is a musical project formed collectively through social and informal musical gatherings providing a space for musicians of different cultural backgrounds to share their ideas, thoughts and concerns through musical dialogue and improvisation. The music created is a manifestation of mutual understanding and respect exercised by its members.

Gado-gado

Humans are destined to be different by the law of nature, thus diversity is inevitable. As we approach the third decade of the 21st century, Gado-Gado EnSambal embraces this diversity, creating a musical salad bowl in which the ingredients (the individual performers) are the collective fabric of the new and unique form of creation. The name Gado-Gado is derived from a traditional Indonesian dish containing a rich of vegetables with peanut sauce served as the dressing.

Gado=gado

Gado-Gado EnSambal was formed in London in 2015; initiated by Boo Boo Sianturi, Jason Noghani, Miryanneka Alwi, and Anwar Baadilla. Since then the group have gained support from musicians and artists from all over the world including Indonesia, England, Iran and Japan. Without this cultural mix of musicians and artists, Gado-Gado would not have gone this far!

-. PandorasdiaryPandorasdiary spent over 8 years of her life in Indonesia, and learnt traditional Batak as well as dangdut and pop songs there. Her first original song in Indonesian is entitled "Permainan Berdua" - the music video was filmed in Sumatra, USA and UK (watch at https://youtu.be/ho-0z80GYrc
She regularly guests with UK's no.1 dangdut band, Bandana band.

-. Teguh Santosa is Indonesian living in the UK since 2002. Music has been his passion since he was teenager. After finished secondary school he teamed up with a local youth vocal group as a guitar and percussion player. Together with this group he succeeded to win the first prize for South Jakarta Youth Vocal Group Competition.

Teugh

Since then he had been performing in various events either solo or with other musician from Indonesia and around the world. Over the last 12-years, whilst living in England, Teguh had explored his sense of music and began song writing.

He now has abundance of songs that express his feeling about what had happened and what is happening with his friends, Indonesia and the world. Teguh has been performance and entertaining IKON's guests since 2011.

You can enjoy his songs on his video YouTube channel:
 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6dF_sBPO2Ea0l6OIY653yw

-. Eternity Bleeps has existed since 1991 as an outlet for Malcolm’s electronic instrumental mMalcolm Milnerusic. In 2009 Malcolm was invited to compose music for the play Bakawali by Ashley Alyman. The music was a combination improvised electronic filtering, synthesizers and gamelan. This lead to further long form improvisations, with a performance at the Southbank Centre’s Gamelanathon, July 2014.

In 2015 Cathy Eastburn joined as vocalist for the release of the ‘Sekar Iki’ album. In August 2015 they made their debut live performance at David Byrne’s Meltdown festival. This was followed in 2018 with the album ‘Voyager’ and more performances. Cathy is committed to her work with Extinction Rebellion.

Music

Today’s performance is a solo improvisation based on Charlotte Pugh’s artwork and Cathy’s musical contributions for the forthcoming album ‘When Bleep’s Collide’ Bakawali, Sekar Iki, Voyager and ‘When Bleeps Collide’ are available to download at wallofspoon.com.

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