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Jakarta Post

Puti Chitara on staying true to the art of music

  • Josa Lukman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 29 2020   /  01:43 am

Direct interaction: Puti Chitara answers questions from fans during a live streaming session organized by German cultural center Goethe Insititut. (JP/Josa Lukman) Indonesian indie-folk music hipster fans might have heard the soft, dreamy vocals of singer-songwriter Puti Chitara at least once. If the name does not ring a bell, then you might be familiar with the band Barasuara, for which she lends her vocals alongside guitarist-vocalist Iga Massardi.“I’ve been making music independently since 2010 [...] releasing songs I’ve written since high school. I did it myself, recording in my room and distributing the tracks on my own,” she told her audience during an Instagram Live session held by the Goethe-Institut.Puti grew up in a family of musically inclined individuals. Her mother, Dina Megawardani, was the drummer for the 1970s all-female band Pretty Sisters.Puti said her mother wa...