Posted on behalf of Judith Wright Centre...

Sambasunda is coming ! After 2 years in the planning Sambasunda, the 17-piece premier gamelan fusion group from Bandung, West Java, will perform in Brisbane on 8th March prior to their appearances at WOMADelaide & WOMAD NZ. Please tell those you love, of all ages, not miss this show!

DIARISE :: Thursday 8th MARCH
The first ever co-presentation by two of Brisbane’s foremost venues for world music;
the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and the Brisbane Powerhouse.


Direct from the heart of the rich Indonesian Sunda culture in Bandung (West Java), the 17 energetic musicians of SambaSunda aren’t afraid to raise a sweat performing their world-renowned brand of eclectic & mesmerising global fusion.

Already festival favourites throughout Europe, SambaSunda have stunned western audiences with their seamless blend of amazing speed-gamelan, thundering Afro djembe and sultry Samba rhythms. SambaSunda features traditional gamelan gongists, ably joined by suling flute, djembe, timbales, violin and more.

Their signature sound is united under the direction and composition of internationally famed multi-instrumentalist, Ismet Ruchimat (collaborator with Talvin Singh and Saba Habas Mustapha).

The fist ever co-presentation between long-time Indonesian music supporters the Judy and the Brisbane Powerhouse, SambaSunda are certain to stun with a not-to-be-missed Australian debut performance in Brisbane before touring on to WOMAD and New Zealand.

Praise for ‘The Sunda Music’:

‘SambaSunda have developed a mature sound that is distinctive and unique… I expect this album to be featured on many critics’ best of the year lists. Highly recommended.”
John Clewley – Bangkok Post
“Passionate, exciting and inspiring – hands moving too fast for the eyes to see… It’s like a marketplace of sounds winding up to the grand finale… these guys are hot, hot, hot.”

Presented by Australia Indonesia Arts Alliance & Sponsored by Australia Indonesia Institute
Debut Australian Appearance!

WHEN: Thursday 8th MARCH @ 7:30PM

WHERE: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art
Performance Space

TICKETS: Res. Full Web/Ph $33/$35
UnRes. Full Web/Ph $28/$30
Conc Web/Ph $23/$25

BOOK: 07 3872 9000, Mon-Fri: 12noon to 4pm
OR 24/7 at www.judithwrightcentre.com
For further information, images and interviews with SAMBASUNDA, please contact JANE BALKIN on 0419 772 550 OR janeybalkin@bigpond.com

Australia Indonesia Arts Alliance
02 66857258/ 66857789

Sambasunda Tour 2007
AIAA expresses sincere appreciation to our Sponsors: Australia Indonesia Institute, Garuda Indonesia - NZ Branch, Arts Projects Australia, WOMADelaide, WOMAD NZ, Judith Wright Centre, Powerhouse Arts Centre Brisbane, Mamon Baboe, NZ Indonesia Assoc, Indonesian Embassy NZ.

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