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the Arts Centre in association with Multicultural Arts Victoria presents as part of MIX IT UP!

INDONESIA Pusaka with Punakawan Quartet @ The Arts Centre (Fairfax Studio)

Saturday, August 9th, 5pm
Free activities from 4pm. Show at 5pm
The Arts Centre, Fairfax Studio, 100 St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne

"The beautiful themes of Indonesia's most beloved traditional tunes flowed from his [Suprana’s] fingers like sparkling jewels" The Jakarta Post

Supported by the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia.

Flyer & Media Release

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INDONESIA Pusaka with the Punakawan Quartet

Celebrated pianist Jaya Suprana will escort Melbourne audiences on a rich musical journey through the Indonesian archipelago.

Joined by guitarist Jubing Kristanto, percussionist Junaedi Musliman and bass player Heru Kusnadi, Punakawan Quartet specialises in the timeless sufi music of Indonesia, presented with a very contemporary style.

Part concert, part lecture, Indonesia Pusaka introduces the music from some 120 ethnic groups in a magnificent tribute to this diverse country.

Suprana vividly communicates the joy of Indonesian music as he guides the audience from Aceh to Batak lands, to Padang and to Sunda, and on to Central Java and Ambon.

Fine Blue Thread

Fine Blue Thread, a new collaboration of Ria Soemardjo (vocals, viola), Helen Mountford (cello) and Sam Evans (tabla), merging the sounds of the Indonesian region with a distinctive modern Melbourne style, will be the opening performance.

Listen to Fine Blue Thread at their web site http://2drums.net/tabla/finebluethreadmedia.html

FREE performance before show

Arrive early and experience a FREE performance by the Melbourne Community Gamelan from 4pm, view Bambang Nurcahyadi's digital art "3D", cultural displays, and tastings of Indonesian coffee & sweets.


Tickets: $30 - $49
BOOK NOW! theartscentre.com.au*, 1300 136 166*, the Arts Centre Box Office or Ticketmaster outlets.
*Transaction fee applies

Mix It Up

Read about the MIX IT UP program between the Arts Centre and Multicultural Arts Victoria.

The Arts Centre

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More Information

For more information contact Multicultural Arts Victoria www.multiculturalarts.com.au.