In September 2015, Peni released her album ‘Bhumi’, which featured the track “Kidung Kinanthi,” which Peni recorded during OneBeat 2014 dedicated the memory of our friend Sri Joko. She invited Neil Chua to join her for her album launch in Jakarta, and the two have plans to continue developing and performing the “Mermaid Opera”, a piece developed during OneBeat, in Southeast Asia and beyond.
OneBeat 2014 Mixtape has Dropped!
Come one come all and listen to the OneBeat 2014 Mixtape, a compilation of our favorite tracks produce at last year’s OneBeat. You’ll hear a beautiful Javanese/Appalachian Butterfly ballad, a rippin’ Russian accordion odyssey, a haunting South Africa Xhosa pastorale, a Mitya Burmistov (aka Masta Mic) electro-artpop remix of a live recording of Zimbabwean songstress Hope Masike, Askat Jetigan’s traditional Kyrgyz mountain tune meets the vocal stylings of Egypt’s Shereen Abdo, and Sandunes-mixed neo-soul house track featuring poet/MC Dhalak, and — need I say more? Stop whatever you’re doing and listen to this: Butterfly Song Anna Roberts-Gevalt (USA), Peni Candra Rini (Indonesia), Kyla-Rose Smith (South Africa), Neil Chua (Malaysia), Sara Lucas (USA) This fluttery song combines the musical imagination of Anna Roberts-Gevalt, a Baltimore-based old-time fiddler/guitarist/vocalist/shadow-puppeteer, and Javanese superstar songstress/composer Peni Chandrarini, as they weave a timeless song of love lost. Produced & Engineered by Sanaya Ardeshir Railyards X MITYA (Remix) Hope Masike (Zimbabwe), Blessing Chamanga (Zimbabwe), Haydée López Peña (Cuba) Remixed by OneBeat 2013 […]