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GARASI SENI BENAWA - Cokekan - Javanese Chamber Music
GARASI SENI BENAWA
Cokekan - Javanese Chamber Music

Fy 8141
Felmay Records
Indonesia
 
1 CD



The Javanese tradition is not only represented by the large gamelan ensembles, documented by a prestigious nine-volume series in the Felmay catalogue, which has highlighted the different nuances of a culture based on a millenary, rich and complex history.

 

Cokekan in fact shows to ethnic music lovers a contemporary edge, through which Javanese tradition evolves and keeps on perpetuating. The performance is by an ensemble of four musicians (plus three guests) conducted by composer, writer and ethnomusicologist SUPPANGAH RAHAYU, a recognized authority who has collaborated with Western artists and boasts many experiences abroad (among others, he wrote the soundtrack for “Sureq Galigo”, taken from a XIV century Indonesian epic novel and put on stage by the director Bob Wilson). It is interesting to stress that the performers are members of GARASI SENI BENAWA, an open and informal association which gathers artists of different age and experience, working in the most disparate artistic fields and willing to cooperate together.

The music of Cokekan is centred on the beautiful female voice of Eni Suryani surrounded by the magical sounds of percussions, gong, and other typical Javanse instruments such as gender, rebab, suling and zither.

The style of the four tracks included here can be referred to karawitan, a generic term which indicates the traditional music in Java central area. The first track, which is generally played at the beginning of a concert or of a wayang kulit performance (the Javanese shadow theatre) is a brilliant example of this style. The second track, Subasiti, derives its name from a XIV century queen, and it is usually played to accompany the homonym character in occasion of theatre and dance performances of Langendriyan style. The third, Jineman indicates both a XIII century genre and the themes used to create a light interlude during a karawitan concert. The concluding piece, Sekargadhung is a melody which comes from rural tradition and the text infact is a dialogue between a man who lost his horse and a woman whose laundry have been dragged away by the river.

Even with a small ensemble, chamber-like, maestro SUPPANGAH RAHAYU is able to give a solid proof of the beauty and the tonal richness of Javanese music.

 





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GARASI SENI BENAWA - Cokekan - Javanese Chamber Music

 
 

Garasi Seni Benawa

Rahayu Supanggah
Suraji
Eni Suryani
Sujarwo Joko Prehatin
Sunarya

special guests
Joko Raharjo
Danis Sugiyanto
Peni Candrarini
voice

 
 
 
 

CABIT - Tre Re dall'Oriente / La Stella Cometa
from CD "Unico Figlio"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22 June 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Centro Storico
San Maurizio Canavese - Italy


23 June 2019 - h:17.00
Birkin Tree
Terme
Sant'Anna di Valdieri (CN)
Italy


25 June 2019 - h:21.00
Liguriani
Mare e Miniere Festival
Vecchia Torrana
Portoscuso (CI) - Sardinia - Italy


27 June 2019 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Castel Tirolo
Merano (BZ) - Italy


28 June 2019 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Feste Musicali a Castel Roncolo
Via Castel Roncolo
Bolzano (BZ) - Italy


29 June 2019 - h:8.00
Liguriani
Andy Lang Konzertscheune
Banhofstrasse 1
Gefrees - Germany


29 June 2019 - h:20.30
Tre Martelli
Undàrius Festival
Placa dels Jurats
Girona (Spain)


30 June 2019 - h:15.00
Liguriani
Langenau
Germany


30 June 2019 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Bischofsgrün
Mainleus - Germany


05 July 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Piper's Night
Castello
Montecuzzolo (MO)
Italy


11 July 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Centro Storico
Cogne (AO) - Italy


14 July 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree & Tom Stearn
Centro Storico
Santa Margherita Ligure (GE)
Italy


19 July 2019 - h:18.30
Liguriani
Rheingau Musik Festival
Burg Schwarzenstein
Geisenheim-Johannisberg
Germany


20 July 2019 - h:16.00
Liguriani
Rheingau Musik Festival
Draiser Hof- Weingut und Gutshotel Baron Knyphausen
Eltville Am Rhein
Germany


21 July 2019 - h:16.00
Liguriani
Rheingau Musik Festival
Garden of The Eltzerhof
Elteville - Germany


25 July 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Piper's Night
Palazzo Grossi
Castiglione di Ravenna (RA)
Italy


01 August 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Fornace
Cogoleto (GE) - Italy


02 August 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Castello di Madrignano
Calice al Cornoviglio (SP)
Italy


04 August 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree & Ciara Nì Bhriain
Castello Spinola
Campo Ligure (GE) - Italy


05 August 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree & Ciara Nì Bhriain
Centro Storico
Sestri Levante (GE) - Italy


06 August 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree & Ciara Nì Bhriain
Castello San Giorgio
La Spezia (SP) - Italy


07 August 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Centro Storico
Montecreto (MO) - Italy


11 August 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Centro Storico
Chamois (AO) - Italy


14 August 2019 - h:11.30
Birkin Tree
Rifugio
Artesina (CN) - Italy


23 August 2019 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Kehl
Germany


21 September 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Castello
Tagliolo Monferrato (AL)
Italy


27 October 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree, Caitlinn nic Gowan, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh
Teatro
Padova (PD) - Italy


14 November 2019 - h:20.00
Birkin Tree
Theatre
Frankfurt - Germany


16 November 2019
Abdo/ Buda / Marconi(Karsilama)

- Chezy en Orxois

(Fr)




23 December 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Piper's Night
Castello
Apricale (IM) - Italy


 
 
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