Videography by Temujin Doran
OneBeat 2016: Pray
This trio came together during our residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts to create this powerful song. Filmed in the 9th ward neighborhood of New Orleans, MC Ricardo Nigaglioni (Luss), Kamerum el Akademico, and harpist Jennifer Ellis join a group of residents, young and old, to share a moment of music and reflection. Filmed by Jacob Blumberg. Audio by Kyla-Rose Smith. Assisted by Carter McCall and Alexia Webster. Special thanks to Corey Morgan, Jr., Corey Morgan, Sr., Robert Martin, Sr. Terry Bertrand.
Mixtape Interview: Jay Afrisando
“The biggest misconception about gamelan is that it resembles Indonesian music as a whole, when it only resembles the music of one of Indonesia’s many tribes.” — OneBeat 2015 Fellow, Jay Afrisando When did you compose “Gendhing Trans-Border”? I composed this piece during the OneBeat residency at Montalvo Arts Center, in October, 2015. This piece is my reflection, as an Indonesian musician and composer, on presenting my own local culture in an authentic way. This is a gamelan-inspired composition, but it incorporates OneBeat musicians with many cultural backgrounds. I wanted them to share in the gamelan spirit by incorporating their own traditional or western instruments, in a different context. Of all the forms of Indonesian music known in the U.S., gamelan is probably the most well-known. What are some common misconceptions about it? The biggest misconception about gamelan is that it resembles Indonesian music as a whole, when it only resembles the music of one of Indonesia’s many tribes. There is a […]