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Sounds of Indonesia in Christel Veraart’s ‘Lotus Dreams’

  • Marcel Thee

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 24 2019   /  02:58 am

New exploration: Christel Veraart has launched her latest album, Lotus Dreams.Having lived in places such as Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and the United States, Dutch musician Christel Veraart now calls Jakarta home.Inspired by the wealth of her travels around the world, Dutch musician Christel Veraart has created many albums of tranquility and meditative moments.Her latest album, Lotus Dreams, finds her a long way from home — again.Having lived in places such as Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and the United States, she now calls Jakarta home.Though the new album is still influenced by sounds of other places, her environment has given her yet another new source of inspiration.A recipient of multiple composing grants and film industry awards, Veraart’s music has always blended the sounds of her Western musical background with whatever surroundings she is in.“World music influences were adde...