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Sekar Ligar Kacapi/Suling Performance

May 8, 2014 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Free

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.

Details

Date:
May 8, 2014
Time:
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.kingstonnycalendar.org/events/2014-05/

Venue

Old Dutch Church
Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St
Kingston, NY, 12401 United States
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Phone:
845-338-6759
Website:
http://www.olddutchchurch.org/