Electronic Press Kit


Formed in Naarm/Melbourne in 2013, the Jawa Pitu Band (the “Java Seven”) is a dynamic 7-piece world music ensemble that seamlessly melds Indonesian dangdut and gamelan traditions with the improvisational spirit of jazz and the infectious rhythms of funk, creating a fusion that defies boundaries and electrifies audiences.


Their main influence is dangdut music from 1970s Indonesia, with its heady mix of Javanese, Hindustani, Malay, Arabic and Western music, along with legendary dangdut artists such as Rhoma Irama. The Jawa Pitu Band performs a reimagining of classic dangdut songs, adding gamelan and often having members of the Sanggar Lestari Indonesian dance troupe perform with them. Their shows are uplifting, always inspiring dancing and audience participation, making each performance a celebration of music and culture.


The Jawa Pitu Band’s self-titled debut album, originally released in 2015, showcased their innovative style and in 2023, it was re-released on streaming services with two new tracks. They are currently completing a new album titled “Blackout" to be released in February 2025. This album further develops their distinctive sound and showcases the musicianship of the members. Three preview tracks from this album are available below.


The Jawa Pitu Band is known for their vibrant live performances and plan to continue performing around Melbourne and at music festivals building up to the launch of their second album in February, 2025.  The band dreams of touring Indonesia to share their rich mix of cultures and rhythms with the country that so inspired them.


Preview of tracks from The Jawa Pitu Band's new album "BLACKOUT" to be released Feb 2025.

The Jawa Pitu Band's self-titled first album on Spotify

Live Performances

Selected Previous Performances

Stage plot and tech specs

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