With such a blessing from above by having thousands of cultures in the Indonesian archipelago, we know that the source to dig the ethnical musics are limitless. But many people don’t know what to do with it as the modern music doesn’t seem to give enough room for these wonderful ethno-musicology to fit in. Kua Etnika, however, know exactly how to bring the mystical and sacret authentic ethnical music to merge with the moderns. Not only through the compositions but also with the combination of traditional and modern instruments altogether. Established by Djaduk Ferianto, Butet Kartaredjasa and Purwanto in 1995, Kua Etnika has emerged as a group with one soul and one vision. They have become the great Indonesian ambassador of art throughout the world. It’s never easy to blend the east and west, traditional and modern music, but more than a dozen artists behind Kua Etnika knows the gateway to join them all in harmony. Taking a path to the Javanese, Balinese and other cultural parts of Indonesia, Kua Etnika is simply the band to see if you want to feel the magic of music when the mystical ethnic worlds collide with the western and modern ones.
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