Featuring Ade Suparman, instrumentalist and composer of Sundanese music
Ade Suparman, instrumentalist and composer of Sundanese music, was born in Purwakarta, West Java, in 1969. He started playing kacapi (zither-like Sundanese musical instrument) with his father when he was 10 years old. He then studied music theory and classical music (including vocal, Suling, Kendang, and Gamelan) at Indonesian Art School (SMKI). He received his BA from Indonesian Art University (ISI) in Surakarta.
After his studies, he performed as a concert kacapist around the world. Besides performing, he has created a new learning method for Suling (bamboo flute), and has also published several method books for Sundanese instruments - Suling, Gamelan and Kacapi.
Ade has been a member of professional folk and classical music groups in Bandung, performing on Kacapi and Gamelan. He has recorded Sundanese traditional and contemporary music with well-known composers in West Java.
His travels abroad have taken him to India, South Korea, the Netherlands and the USA. While in the Netherlands, he performed as a kacapi soloist in Utretcht and Den Haag, and also taught Sundanese music in Stichtings Kunskring Siliwangi-Panglipur. He also teaches regularly in Bali for the San Diego-based Center for World Music.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
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