Riza Arshad, keyboardist extraordinaire and leader of simakDialog, featuring guitarist Tohpati and Sundanese percussionists, has emailed to say that they are playing at the newish Teater Salihara this Saturday, Valentine’s Day, at 8pm. Unfortunately, I won’t make it, but if the air conditioning is set at a more comfortable temperature than at the gig I went to you’ll be in for a treat.
Riza tells me that the programme will be similar, with their new album Demi Masa being the main music. Their album will certainly be available; this has been reordered trackwise for its international release on MoonJune Records. Its proprietor, Leonardo Pavkovic, tells me that he is arranging a series of gigs for them, including a festival in Peru in August.
Now that would be worth going to. Meantimes, get yourselves down to Pasar Minggu.
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