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THE JAWA PITU BAND (Indonesian, world jazz and funk) + support JP
The Jawa Pitu Band and jp are back for a night of music at Open Studio. JP start at 8pm, The Jawa Pitu Band are on at 9pm. $5 entry.
The Jawa Pitu Band draws influences from the music of Nusantara (Indonesia, Malaysia), African percussion and the western styles of improvised jazz, groove and funk. Formed at the end of 2013, the band takes inspiration from gamelan music as well as the dangdut genre of Indonesian popular music from 1970s, with its heady mix of Hindustani, Malay, Arabic and Western music. It features a 3-piece percussion section, drums, fretless bass, guitar and vocalist Josy.
Melbourne-based drummer/percussionist turned eclectic singer and songwriter, jp fuses a myriad of musical styles into his brand of worldly-indie-pop music. He draws from influences as diverse as Parliament/Funkadelic, Fela Kuti, and Jose Gonzalez, weaving hypnotic rhythms and beautiful melodies into his distinct and quirky pop-songs.
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