Morphine Records brings Indonesian music to Berghain and announces new album

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September 16, 2017

In collaboration with Europalia Festival in Belgium, Raung Raya is produced by Morphine Records and aims to bring a selection of the projects and bands participating at Europalia to Berlin, and attempt to showcase an encompassing selection of diversity in Indonesian music within 5 nights at Berghain.

With Senyawa on board, this time with their more extensive range of Instruments, Raung Raya is focusing on some of the more leftfield, raw and unconventional sounds from Indonesia. From the pioneer of electronic music Otto Sidharta, to the Sundanese hardcore sound of Karinding Attack, the collaborative work around Tarawangsa “the sacred music of Sunda” and the magical singing of Ata Ratu, Iwan Gunawan’s specially built Bamboo Gamelan and Al Suwardi’s incredible contemporary Ensemble, each month Berghain will feature a statement-like, powerful representation of this incredible culture in Southeast Asia.

Indonesian Music is commonly identified with the Gamelan. Almost every archive of Indonesian recordings since the first documented recordings are Gamelan based and very few ventured into the country’s rich and complex musical offering, as rich as the number of different languages in the country, and as complex as the formation of the Archipelago.

With the initial program already announcing more than 60 performers spread over 5 nights in 4 months, the full line-up for each event will be announced closer to each date.

Together with this incredible event series, Morphine announces the next album on the label, Tarawangsawelas’ ‘’Wanci’’, to be released on October 5th. Tarawangsawelas will also perform at Raung Raya event series at Berghain.


October 19th 2017: Raung Raya 1 – Moondog For Gamelan
Performed by Iwan Gunawan & Stefan Lakatos.

November 15th 2017: Raung Raya 2 – The Magic of Sunda.
With Karinding Attack, Tarawangsawelas and Rabih Beaini, Otto Sidharta and Uwalmassa.

December 5th 2017: Raung Raya 3 – Ata Ratu
With Ata Ratu, Aural Archipelago, Zoo.

January 10th 2018: Raung Raya 4 – The craft of Senyawa
Senyawa with Patshiva Cie.

January 16th 2018: Raung Raya 5 – Aloysius Suwardi’s Planet Harmonik

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