Dwiki Dharmawan is Indonesia’s most gifted and celebrated music personalities, multi-genre keyboardist, composer, producer, peace activist and cultural icon. With a career spanning over 30 years and performances in over 70 countries, Dwiki remains one of his country’s most popular and respected industry stalwarts. Despite a long, storied musical career which has been marked by large-scale successes and critical acclaim, worldwide, Dwiki remains constantly in search of new musical ground. His Band, Krakatau, is acclaimed worldwide and his project, the World Peace Orchestra, aims to bring social harmony and consciousness to the globe. Growing up in Bandung West Java, Dwiki’s home was situated behind the Bandung Conservatory of Music, where he’d go to see students dancing to gamelan music and angklung. Dwiki studied classical music for two years before beginning to pursue jazz at the age of 13, a transition that exposed him to John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, and Weather Report. Dwiki plays originated from the ancient gamelan tonal system, which is the basis for the traditional music of Sunda, Bali, and Java. Krakatau adapts the slendro scale to western diatonic scales by fusing its rhythms and unique melodies with jazz, rock, and funk, making for an exciting combination of cultures and a vibrant listening experience. Dwiki was co-music director for the spectacular musical event "Megalithicum Quantum". He has been traveling Indonesia to explore and elevate the cultural diversity of Indonesia and conduct revitalization and bringing to the global stage.
Dwiki’s involvement in promoting Indonesian Cultural and Tourism around the world reflects his support for Indonesia. He also served as a member of the Jakarta Arts Council (2003-2009), Chairman of AMIAwards (Indonesian Music Awards, 2016-Now) and Chairman of PAPPRI Collecting Society (LMK PAPPRI.2015-Now).The Farabi Music Education Center reflects his deep interest in Indonesia’s music development.
Nguyên Lê multi-talented musician, composer, and producer is a Parisian of Vietnamese descend who began to play drums at the age of 15 as well as guitar and electric bass. After graduating in Visual Arts majoring in Philosophy, Nguyên Lê then immersed himself to his passion of creating music by forming a multi-ethnic band called, Ultramarine (1983), whose CD "DÉ" has been considered "1989's best World Music album"by Philippe Conrath, Libération. Nguyên Lê is a self-taught musician, with a wide scope of interests ranging from Rock & Funk (Jim Cuomo, Madagascar tour 84), Jazz standards & contemporary Jazz (bass player with Marc Ducret, guitar player with Eric Barret), Improvised Music (Yves Robert), Singers (Ray Charles), Contemporary Music (André Almuro, Tona Scherchen, Marius Constant, Mauricio Kagel), Ethnic Music: African & Caribbean with Ultramarine , Algerian with Safy Boutella & Cheb Mami, Indian with Kakoli, Turkish with Kudsi Erguner, Vietnamese with his "Dan Bau" (traditional one-stringed instrument) teacher Truong Tang. In 1987, he was chosen by director Antoine Hervé to play with the O. N. J. (French National Jazz Orchestra). Between 1989 until 2017, Nguyên Lê has recorded a total of 16 award-winning albums and garnered many accolades for his efforts on blending jazz with traditional music. His notable achievements include two time recipients of the CMA/FACE grant, and awarded by the rank of “Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts & des Lettres” by French Cultural minister. In 2013, he produces the album “Doc Dao” for and with Hanoian singer Tung Duong, with which he receives 3 awards in Vietnam for “Best Song of the Year”, “Man of the year” and “Best Show of the Year.” In 2014, he released “Celebrating the Dark Side of the Moon”, a very personal version of the famous Pink Floyd’s album, with the NDR Bigband, Youn Sun Nah, Gary Husband & Michael Gibbs’ orchestrations to rave reviews.
Beledo, New York guitarist, pianist, and composer was born in Montevideo Uruguay. He began formal music and piano study at age six. As the British Invasion began to take hold of airwaves around the world, influenced by the Beatles and other emerging pop rock bands, he gravitated towards and discovered a natural proficiency for guitar. Beledo gained guitar-hero status in his teens, playing every theatre in his hometown of Montevideo, and captivating audiences in Uruguay and Argentina. After a brief tenure with Uruguayan rock and blues super-group, Dias de Blues, Beledo pioneered the jazz-rock band, Maytreya, and later on, the mythical Siddhartha, inspired by the burgeoning jazz-fusion movement (Chick Corea, Weather Report, Soft Machine & etc.). His fusion efforts of the early 80’s in South America, during which he appeared at top venues and recorded with Pedro Aznar (formerly with Pat Metheny Group), Ruben Rada, and the legendary band, Opa, attracted media attention in the U.S., where he gained recognition as an upcoming talent in GUITAR PLAYER and JAZZIZ magazines. Formal music studies continued throughout his college career. He performed classical music recitals on National Public Radio and in numerous theaters. While attending the University School of Music in Uruguay, he was a founding member of The University Conservatory Jazz Quartet, the university’s first jazz ensemble, sponsored by the school in an effort to integrate jazz into the traditional curriculum. Beledo is the guitar player on the album, “Forward Motion”, by the South African Jazz band, Ojoyo. In 1996, Beledo toured Europe and the Caribbean with the Tropical Tribute To the Beatles, featuring Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Tito Nieves, Cheo Feliciano, and an all-star line up of Latin artists.
In 2007, Beledo released an album called “Montevideo Jazz Dreams.” Beledo's latest project, ON A MISSION, with his band, The Avengers, won critical acclaim on tour in South America through Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, gaining excellent reviews and strong CD sales in Japan, the U.K., France, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Australia and more. Beledo signed with Moonjune Records – NYC in 2013, and traveled to Canada to record with Romanian keyboardist, Gia Ionesco, alongside guitarist Alex Machacek, drummer Virgil Donatti and bassist Anthony Crawford. Additional outstanding Moonjune Records collaborations included work with the extraordinary Indonesian World Jazz Fusion band, Simak Dialog, with pianist Riza Arshad and guitarist Tohpati at Orion Studio, Baltimore, MD (09/07/13). Beledo also performed in a duo with Indonesian superstar guitarist, Dewa Budjana in Princeton and Burlington in a Southern New Jersey mini-tour on Dewa's last visit to the States, and recorded with Indonesia's premiere pianist, composer/ arranger/ conductor/ producer, Dwiki Dharmawan.Versed in classical theory, composition and technique, adept in the traditional styles of his birthplace, drawing inspiration from vast and diverse modern musical forms, Beledo has earned his place among the most sophisticated, versatile, and gifted artists of our time.
Watch the remarkable performance of award winning superstar Dwiki Dharmawan “Rumah Batu” Live Ft. Nguyên Lê & Beledo at Motion Blue Jakarta on May 11th, 2018. Enjoy a free Welcome Drink with every ticket purchased. PURCHASE NOW at www.motionbluejakarta.com or RESERVE at firstname.lastname@example.org . CALL +62-21-29039189 for more info.
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