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Jakarta Post

Guitar lovers gather for Jubing concert, new album

  • Ary Hermawan

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 19 2008   /  11:02 am

The guitar must be the friendliest musical instrument ever made. It is the best companion for those who play and listen to music purely for excitement, know nothing about Mozart (not even his complete name) and who are intimidated by the more "serious" musical instruments, like the piano or violin. It is no coincidence then that Jubing Kristianto's concert at Bentara Budaya Jakarta on Thursday night was attended by a diverse audience -- seniors, parents and their children, teenagers, journalists and, of course, guitarists. Most of them sat on the floor, while the rest stood toward the back. The concert was more like a gathering of Jubing's fans; those who have been charmed by his finger-style guitar playing and his delicate renditions of Indonesian folk and pop songs. Though less well known compared to celebrity-guitarists like Dewa Budjana, Tohpati and B...