Concert by Gan Gan Garmana, Euis Komariah, and Andrew Timar

Mar 23, 2007

Concert, Performance


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


9:00 p.m.


Western Front hosted a musical showcase from the aristocratic Sunda culture of West Java in Indonesia, featuring tembang, an extraordinary form of sacred musical poetry— intoxicating and haunting, rich and refined. 

Euis Komariah, one of the most prominent and acclaimed singers in modern Indonesian music, performed a selection of traditional and contemporary tembang. 

Komariah’s highly ornamental and technically virtuosic vocal style was accompanied by Gan Gan Garmana on kacapi (plucked zither) and Andrew Timar on suling (bamboo ring flute).

Presented with the support of the Indonesian Consulate.

Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.