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:
https://www.facebook.com/jawapitu for updates, and info on our upcoming gigs
https://soundcloud.com/jawapitu to listen to recordings of the band
https://youtube.com/jawapitu for live footage from gigs