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Jakarta Post

Jubing, his jukebox and the lady in red

  • Harry Nazarudin

    CONTRIBUTOR

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 7 2009   /  01:53 pm

Light moment: The audience receive a pleasant surprise from singer Katon Bagaskara (right) during Jubing’s show. (Courtesy Of Marchellinus Handjaja) Jubing Kristianto is one of Indonesia’s best fingerstyle guitarists. This a four-time champion of the Yamaha Festival Gitar Indonesia for acoustic guitar also received a Distinguished Award at the Yamaha Southeast Asian Guitar Festival 1984 in Hong Kong. Together with famous pianist Jaya Suprana, he formed the Punakawan Quartet, which has performed in Australia, Singapore and Japan. He has produced two well-known albums, Becak Fantasy (Fantasy Pedicab, 2007) and Hujan Fantasy (Fantasy Rain, 2008), both featuring Indonesian popular music with acoustic guitar.
In a recent concert in late February, he was accompanied by a beautiful young lady by the name of Rita Kusumawardani, who has been studying classical...