BREAKING NEWS : Dwiki Dharmawan’s 2012 Programme

January 20, 2012

BREAKING NEWS : Dwiki Dharmawan’s 2012 Programme


Dwiki Dharmawan creates jazz influenced by the traditional music of Indonesia, where he came of age on the island of Java. His band, Krakatau, is acclaimed worldwide and his newest project, the World Peace Orchestra (WPO), aims to bring social harmony and consciousness to the globe. The powerful lineup of the WPO helping Dharmawan create a new chapter in the evolution of jazz — while making music with a grander purpose.

The Soul of Indonesia

Various Dwiki Dharmawan’s music pieces display a bit of “change” currently taking place in the arts in Indonesia. How the traditional arts define a cultural milieu are able-or otherwise unable-to deal with the challenge of making a new national identity through creativity. Dwiki Dharmawan is one of the Indonesian musicians who are always in a restless creative search, and he is now focusing on various traditional arts to develop new ideas and achieve innovation.


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Java Jazz Festival 2012: Home is Where the Jazz Is: The Summary

 JAVAJAZZ FESTIVAL 2012, Jakarta Indonesia

Dwiki Dharmawan & Sa’unine Strings Quartet
Semeru Hall | Friday, March 02, 2012 | 19:45








Dwiki Dharmawan embarked on a new project called Dwiki Dharmawan & Jazz String Quartet and first performed at Salihara. It is an integration of both jazz and classical music written for pian…o and string. Inspired by sources as diverse as the music of gamelan to jazz. C…omposer and pianist Dwiki Dharmawan offers a blend of classical music and jazz: structure and spontaneity. The compositions interweave his own piano with skilled modernist writing for string quartet. For 2012 Java Jazz Festival Dwiki Dharmawan will be collaborate with Saunine String Quartet (Dimawan Kresno on Cello, Adi Nugroho on Viola, Fafan Isfandiar and Eko Balung on Violins) with Donny Sunjoyo (Ac Bass). This format is immersed in all the traditions and performance practices of classical music, while simultaneously expanding and exploring all the truest elements of jazz plays Dwiki’s original compositions and re arranged Indonesian Folksong.










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Dwiki Dharmawan’s performances schedulle on 2011 Javajazz Festival

Friday 4 March: B2 Hall : DWIKI DHARMAWAN & ANGKLUNG ENSEMBLE 21:30 to 22:45

SATURDAY 5 March B2 Hall : EASTMANIA feat KAI ECKHARDT 19:30 to 2:45

SATURDAY 5 March, D2 Hall : a Tribute to Elfa Secioria 20:00 to 21:15

SATURDAY 5 March, Open Stage Ministry of Cultural and Tourism 23:45 to 01:00
Dwiki Dharmawan feat Dira Sugandi and Andien : Wonderful Indonesia

Sunday 6 March C1 Hall : EASTMANIA feat KAI ECKHARDT 16:30 tp 17:45

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The Remarkable Jazz Nation

Jakarta, Indonesia plays host to people of various races, ethnic groups, countries, backgrounds, cultures, religions and political views, all who gather in the name of jazz. The language that unites them is jazz.

Dwiki Dharmawan started to learn piano at age 6. When Dwiki was 13 years old, he studying jazz piano practice from Elfa Secioria. In 1985, he formed Krakatau who has been most influential jazz group in late 80’s and 90’s. In 2000, . He has been known as the brilliant artist who geniously know how to blend the delightful color of various ethnical Indonesian musics from different tribes with the modern jazz. He knows exactly how to combine the traditional eastern with modern western instruments in exact amount. In 2007, Dwiki established a group, a phenomenal mega project may describe it better, consists of hundreds of the best musicians around the world by the name of World Peace Orchestra. He released one album and plenty of performances. Combining the world’s best talents in one ship presenting the beauty of art in music taking on some cultural music herritage in jazz fusion, the result is fantastic.

Still keeping his calling to preserve our traditional culture and heritage through music, for Java Jazz Festival 2011 Dwiki presented a new project with having Angklung (an Indonesian traditional instrument made out of two bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame) Jazz Ensemble. We should praise his consistent effort in preserving our ethnics to be heard out loud throughout the world.

Angklung of Indonesia confirmed by the UNESCO as world cultural heritage native to Indonesia. Angklung is a musical instrument made out of two bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. The tubes are carved so that they have …a resonant pitch when struck. The two tubes are tuned to octaves. The base of the frame is held with one hand while the other hand shakes the instrument rapidly from side to side. This causes a rapidly repeating note to sound. Thus each of three or more angklung performers in an ensemble will play just one note and together complete melodies are produced. Angklung is popular throughout Southeast Asia, but originated from Indonesia and it has been used and played by the Sundanese since the ancient times. “I will be presented my new “Multi-Cultural Jazz” amomg others : Mentawai Waves, Cublak Suweng, Jali-jali/Kicir-kicie, Dark Eyes, and Lamalera’s Dreams, the compositions with merges musical cultures and tradtions of Angklung and Jazz performed by prominent musicians from both sides ” said Dwiki Dharmawan.

Dwiki Dharmawan Latest news

Dwiki Dharmawan performed with EASTMANIA,led by Kamal Musallam 26 and 27 November 2010 at LINJIANG EXHIBITION HALL, Guangzhou – China on CHARM ASIA in CONCERT – Asian Games 2010

This line up will be performing at upcoming Java Jazz Festival  4,5,6 March 2011 : KAMAL MUSALLAM (oud/guitar/leader), KAI ECKHARDT (bass), I.VARELA (Drums), NASSER SALAMEH (Perc), RASHA RidZK (voice) and DWIKI DHARMAWAN (Keys)


Dwiki Dharmawan led Indonesian ANGKLUNG Ensemble to play with SHENZHEN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by Phillip Boudhran and WORLD MUSIC ORCHESTRA conducted by Ivan Vlajnic.

Angklung of Indonesia just launched as World Intangible Heritage by UNESCO

DWIKI DHARMAWAN at 3rd Phillipines International Jazz Festival

Sofitel Phillipina Plaza – Pasai-Metro Manila : Sunday 28 february 2010 at 06:30 PM

At the Phillipines International Jazz  Festival 2010, Dwiki Dharmawan will be presented his pieces from his previous World Peace Orchestra Album,  with ASEAN JAZZ Musicians line up ; Dwiki Dharmawan (Piano/Synth/Vocoder), Abe Lagrimas (Drums), Jeri de Leon (Bass), Uly Avante (Perc), Michael Guevara (Saxophone), Dewa Budjana (Guitar)

PIjazzfest poster
PIJAZZ_International Jazz Gala




Venue:Jakarta international Expo-Kemayoran

Friday 5th March, Hall B1 23:00 onwards

At the International JavaJazz  Festival 2010, Dwiki Dharmawan will be presented his new compositions  with energetic line up : Deva Permana (Drums), Barry Likumahuwa (Bass), Eugen Bounti (Clarinet/Sax),  Indonesian rising sun jazz singer Dira.J.Sugandi and Dwiki Dharmawan himself on Piano, Vocoder and Synthesizer as well as several international jazz musicians as guest stars.

Dwiki Dharmawan’s music is innovative, intense and also emotional and draw its inspiration from many different sources with his spirit and compositional originality. He has ability with the various touches on the instrument, and familiar with classical and jazz repertoire but also has an affinity with his Indonesian traditional culture.