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Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 7:30pm



A Celebration of Indonesian Music and Dance

SMU Meadows School of the Arts welcomes guest artists from Indonesia for a concert of music and dance. From Houston, The Honorable Nana Yuliana, Ph.D., Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia, will be in attendance, accompanied by three Houston-based dancers who will open the show with a Balinese welcome dance. Featured performers include Balawan, a musician/composer considered Indonesia’s preeminent guitarist and founder of the Batuan Ethnic Fusion band that combines traditional Balinese music with jazz; Ade Suparman, a Java-based composer and master of the kecapi (box zither), suling (Javanese bamboo flute) and gamelan (indigenous percussion music of Indonesia); and Nurrika, a choreographer and performer of Indonesian classical and folk dances. Also featured will be Indian musician and UNT faculty member Poovalur Sriji on mridangam (wooden double-headed drum of southern India) and clarinetist Jonathan Jones, both of whom performed with Balawan at festivals in Indonesia. The artists will be joined by Jamal Mohamed, director of the Meadows World Music Ensemble, and former and current students from the Ensemble, including musical veterans of the SMU-in-Bali program.


For more information about the artists, visit http://balawan.net and http://adesuparman.blogspot.com.For event information call 214.768.2787