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From Dawn to Dusk 2: Indonesian and Melbourne music extravaganza

Meld Magazine

Wed Jul 31 2013

From Dawn to Dusk 2

BACK for a second year, From Dawn to Dusk 2 promises to bring audiences the best of two musical worlds, as Indonesian and local artist groups get together for a one-night-only concert this August 10. Sean Ly brings you the details.

On August 10, the Indonesian Melbourne Music Network (IMMN) will present From Dawn to Dusk 2, a collaborative music project featuring both Indonesian and local artist groups for a one-night-only concert.

The term From Dawn to Dusk comes from a famous Indonesian phrase, “Dari Matahari Terbit Sampai Terbenam”.

The project’s public relations officer Hadi Ismanto, a Bachelor of Arts student at the University of Melbourne, says the name of the concert is a theme in itself.

He says the concert is an exploration of the “diversities and the wide range of cultural musical elements that can be found from the most western part to the far eastern part of Indonesia”.

Organisers say the event aims has been designed with the aim of making Indonesian music more accessible to an international audience.

This year’s event will feature many performances from renowned Indonesian artists such as Mahindra Bali and Paguyuban Pasundan, as well as the St. Francis Youth Choir and St. Loyola College.

The concert will focus on traditional Indonesian music elements while incorporating hints of western influences, introducing audiences to the Indonesian culture and how it has evolved over the years.

Following the success of the inaugural From Dawn to Dusk event held last year, organisers are moving to a bigger venue this year, at the Melbourne City Conference Centre on Swanston St.

From Dawn to Dusk 2 will be held on Saturday, August 10 at 6pm. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased on the day, or online. For more information, check out Dawn to Dusk’s Facebook event page.