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Tya Arifin: Honing musical skill

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Sun, July 21 2013 | 03:19 pm (Kapanlagi.com)

( Kapanlagi.com )

Young actress Tya Arifin has only been in the business for a few years but she is already planning to expand career into singing. The 18-year-old has a busy year with one film already hitting the screen and two others to follow later in the year. Her latest film Tak Sempurna ( Imperfect ) features many well known Indonesian hip hop artists.

'€œIn Tak Sempurna I worked with a lot of rappers and singers, including rap legend Iwa K.

Working with hip hop artists was a lot of fun. During breaks, they would play hip hop music and I had an amazing chance to learn how to dance and how to rap.

One of the once move I really love was dougie '€” performed by moving one'€™s body in a shimmy style and freestyle hand movement, which each individual performs in their own style.

We have this one scene where they all sing, rap and dance, and I have the opportunity to display my new skill.

There'€™s also a scene where I beatbox '€” a vocal style of producing drum beats, rhythm and musical sounds using your mouth, lips, tongue and voice. I'€™ve been beatboxing since senior high school.

When director Herman Kumala Panca found out I could beatbox, he ordered an additional scene to include it.
When I am not promoting my films, I spend my time at home.
I was born and raised in Palembang. I have been living in Jakarta for three years now, but I am still getting use to it.

The city'€™s great, it'€™s the center of everything in Indonesia and it has everything. However, it is so crowded. I have to spend hours on the road to get from one place to another. It'€™s tiring, so I prefer to stay at home.

I like to listen to music and practice music. I am preparing for a career in music. I have recorded a single '€œBawalah Aku'€ ( Take Me ), which was written by singer-songwriter Anang Hermansyah and will be released in August.

I am also now a student at Indonesia Music Institute ( IMI ), taking a major in vocal and a minor in piano. I want to be able to sing and play the piano on stage.'€

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