Java Jazz Festival 2010: Maya Hasan Sound of Light and Batak Sensation

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We hope to see a blasting final of Java Jazz Festival today. The show has already started since 4 PM and now more and more crowds are filling up every stages.

Let’s roll the report with Maya Hasan. She’s the rare jazz harpist lady found in Indonesia. While some other harpists are focusing themselves on building the technical elements, Maya Hasan decided to go with strengthening the feel. And Maya absolutely know how to deliver his music in style, transfering the emotion from her heart to the audiences.

Maya Hasan Sound of Light (5)At the Java Jazz Festival 2010 she had a very special collaboration with various artists both local and international including Michael Paulo, Fariz RM, Sandy Winata and the wild bassist Adi Dharmawan. “I just played with Michael Paulo two weeks ago at San Diego.” she said. “And today it’s about the universality, because as a musicians we have to stand above all sides ” she added. That’s why she choose to play compositions about different corners of the world like “Sabana”, “Jerusalem” and many more. It was an eye-catching performance that successfully wow-ed the crowds.

Batak Sensation (7)

Last year was the first time Java Jazz Festival tasted the authentic taste from the land of Batak tribes. It was sensational when Erucakra Mahameru, the senior jazzer frrom Medan, the capital of North Sumatra showed everyone that jazz was beating strong in the northern part of Indonesia as well. This year it was a different ball game. Holding the title “Batak Sensation”, North Sumatra presenting the deeper side of their ethnic, using some local traditional instruments in wonderful fusion with many jazz concept from fusion, be bop to nu jazz. Yeppy Romero, the wonderul flamenco guitarist was there representing his motherland. When we say that jazz is a very friendly genre that always welcome every other styles and genres, we could see it through the Batak Sensation.

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Reporter: Riandy Kurniawan, Novan Yahya Renatal
Photographer: Daniel Irawan, Mark Swapo

Editor: Ardhi Saputro

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