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Jakarta Post

In Tune: Krakatau Reunion The Legend Lives On

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 14 2016   /  11:11 am

(Courtesy of Benny Benke)Few surviving bands are comprised of accomplished musicians as personnel. Fusion jazz band Krakatau is one of the exceptions.

Since its establishment in 1985, the band has never disbanded despite lulls in activity.

Just like its name, a nod to the world’s most sensational volcano, the band has evolved through time and made its reputation in the international realm while awaiting the right time to “re-erupt”.

It has also gone through several name changes over the years; the most recent, Krakatau Reunion, is the name the personnel chose to describe the long history of camaraderie forged during its heyday from 1986 to 1990.

The living legends are Dwiki Dharmawan and Indra Lesmana on piano and keyboard, bassist Pra Budidharma, guitarist Donny Suhendra, drummer Gilang Ramadhan and vocalist Trie Utami.

As each of the personne...