Riza Arshad, keyboard extraordinaire and leader of simak Dialog, featuring guitarist Tohpati and Sundanese percussion, has emailed to say that they are playing at the newish Teater Salihara this Saturday, Valentine's Day, at 8pm. Unfortunately, I won't make it, but if the air conditioning is set at a more comfortable temperature than at the gig I went toyou'll be in for a treat.
Riza tells me that the programme will be similar, with their new album Demi Masa being the main music. Their album will certainly be available; this has been reordered trackwise for its international release on MoonJune Records. Its proprietor, Leonardo Pavkovic, tells me that he is arranging a series of gigs for them, including a festival in Peru in August.
Now that would be worth going to. Meantimes, get yourselves down to Pasar Minggu.