You could loosely describe the Jawa Pitu Band as a 'world music', as we predominantly play dangdut — music from 1970s Indonesia which is a heady mix of Hindustani, Malay, Arabic and Western music. We play our own version of dangdut with additional inspiration from western jazz/groove and also Indonesian gamelan music. With 3 percussionists in the band, we also have have strong influences from African and Middle Eastern rhythms.

The Jawa Pitu Band lineup consists of
Yana Lestari — vocals

Pipin Jamison— vocals
Musa Kanda — gamelan saron, darbuka, riq
, gendang, gongs.
Ascelin Gordon — guitar, bansuri

Dzullah Mohd Pilus — drums, djembe, darbuka, tabla, naal, tambourine

Brett Johnson — fretless bass

To find out more about the Jawa Pitu Band, please check out the following links: for updates, and info on our upcoming gigs to listen to recordings of the band for live footage from gigs


For high resolution photos of the band see here, for more photos see

Previous Performances