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Jakarta Post

‘This album is my legacy’: Ardhito Pramono talks upcoming EP of children's songs

Precious primates: The EP's third track "Orang Utan" attempts to raise awareness of orangutans as one of the most 'Critically Endangered' animals in Indonesia.(Ardhito Pramono management/Courtesy of Ardhito Pramono and his management)
Felix Martua
Jakarta   ●   Wed, May 5 2021

Ardhito Pramono is known for being many things: a singer, songwriter, pianist, actor and the artist responsible for ushering the jazz-pop genre into the mainstream. With such a portfolio, it seemed there were only two paths for the two-time AMI Award (and one-time Citra Award) winner to pursue: either capitalizing on his tried-and-true jazz-pop formula or taking a left turn into an unexpected direction. He decided to choose the latter—by recording a children’s music album.

Speaking with The Jakarta Post, the 25-year-old explains that his latest direction is not meant to be a kick in the pants—especially for his fans. “I’m grateful for my success so far, and I have no plans to stray away from the [jazz-pop] genre. But, if you look at the careers of jazz musicians overseas, recording children’s music is almost like a rite of passage...

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