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Kerispatih: Keepin' it real

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 4 2009   /  10:01 am

KERISPATIH: (JP/Prodita Sabarini) They have released three platinum albums and have sung for the President, but members of the pop band Kerispatih are still realists. "Being mature in music does not always have to mean being idealistic," keyboardist Badai said at the Gran Melia Jakarta hotel on New Year's Eve. "It also means being able to adjust to what is needed and what is accepted by the public." This realization is what made them change gears. After starting out in 2003 playing ethnic music, the band switched to pop two years later, a move that brought them commercial success. After participating in the recording of a compilation album, Gulalikustik, in 2004, the band -- Hendra Samuel "Sammy" Simorangkir on vocals, Doadibadai "Badai" Hollo on keyboard, Arief Nurdiansyah Morada on guitar, M. Anton Suryo Sularj...