This is a creation I did with four Indonesian musicians. The idea was to mix two traditional musics: the one from my region in France -Bretagne- and the popular one coming from central Jawa.
I’m singing in the beginning, trying to find some musical phrases “à la Bretonne” and Wahyu is answering “à la Javanese”.
The flute I’m playing is a wooden flute made of ebony, the traditional Irish flute that you can find everywhere in Bretagne to play Celtic music.
The guitar is tuned in DADGAD (open tuning) and the 5 strings bass is supporting everything.
The drums are traditional, named “kendang”, you can find them in the traditional Indonesian Instrument, the Gamelan.
My friend Okky just added the violin to give more colour to this piece.