Senyawa Perform on Red Bull Music Academy Brazil
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Senyawa To Perform on Red Bull Music Academy São Paulo Brazil Next Week!

Experimental duo hailing from Yogyakarta, Senyawa, are slated to perform at Red Bull Music Academy in São Paulo, Brazil. The festival that spans for ten days from 2 – 11 June 2017 offer live performances, club nights, lectures and exhibitions that happen in some venues in the city. The festival sets out to explore and celebrate the cultural heritage and rich local scenes of Brazil. They boast stellar line up that feature wide and various ranges of performers and musicians including Brazil’s own legend Arthur Verocai, DJ Mykki Blanco, Detroit musician Theo Parish and many more. Senyawa is set to perform on Thursday, 8 June 2017 during a program called “Ruido Em Progresso” where they will collaborate with Cadós Sanchez from Brazil. The venue for the performance has not been announced yet, so we should stay tuned to the announcement from RBMA’s official website.

Senyawa which are comprised of Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi and they were formed rather coincidentally after performing an impromptu session together. Their sound has appealed to both local and especially international mass, they even landed a gig at Eaux Claire, a music festival curated by Bon Iver back in 2015. Senyawa serve a rather theatrical and dramatic live performances making their act a favorite among festival goers. Red Bull Music has previously featured the band on their daily article, citing their magnetic live show as a captivating ride that succeeds to hypnotize those who watch it. The band have a decent history for their foreign gigs and nothing but praise comes to their way afterward. “A lot of Indonesian bands, they say ‘I want to make songs that are real Indonesian,’” Rully says. “We don’t do that, it will sound fake. And we don’t have to, because we are Indonesian. So do what you want to do. If you do it honestly, it will be authentic. As long as no one calls us ‘world music,’ we don’t care how we’re classified,” as cited from Red Bull Music’s official website.

Besides music performances, Red Bull Music Academy São Paulo will host Ney Matogrosso Exhibition of costumes, a two-day record fair and a packed program of live streams and special broadcasts on Red Bull Radio, plus in-depth lectures, intimate showcases and after work parties at Red Bull Station each day. Senyawa also have successfully held their solo concert “Tanah + Air”  at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta in 22 December 2016.