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Sekar Ligar Kacapi/Suling Performance
May 8, 2014 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pmFree
Part of the Uptown Fine Arts Music Series at the famous Old Dutch Church.
Sekar Ligar (Falling Rose Petals) is a kacapi-suling ensemble that performs both a light style of music called Pop Sunda, as well as traditional Tembang Sunda repertoire. Tembang Sunda (“Sundanese songs”) is a genre of music from an ancient and living culture in the West Javanese highlands in Indonesia.
Sekar Ligar is comprised of two or three kacapi (20-string zithers), suling (bamboo flute), and vocals.
The songs are often nostalgic. They inspire the listener to dream of the Sundanese homeland, a mountainous region lush with tropical forest and terraced farming. Many times, the singer shares memories of a loved one or from their past, whether those feelings are bittersweet, joyful, or sorrowful.