Southeast Asia Language and Literature
Cultural Festival 2009


Saturday, February 28
Luce Hall Common Room, 34 Hillhouse Avenue
6:00 - 9:00 P.M.

Food, Fun, Entertainment

Featured Guest Performers:
Ening Rumbini and Wahyu
(click here>>)

Also featuring

Yale student groups performing songs from
Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam and Indonesia

Master of Ceremonies: Darell Koh,
Jonathan Edwards College '11

Note: Guest performers will lead an
Indonesian Dance and Drum Workshop
at 3:00 P.M. in Room 106, Stoeckel Hall, 469 College Street
hosted by Sarah Weiss, Yale Department of Music
free and open to the public - All welcome !


Ening Rumbini
comes from a family of artists trained in the traditional performing arts of music, dance, and puppetry. Ening Rumbini performs Sundanese classical and modern dance. Her specialty is jaipongan, a modern popular form based on village dances (ketuk tilu) and martial arts movements (penca silat). Sundanese dance features delicate hand movements, graceful arm gestures, a stylized manner of stepping, and circular floor patterns.

Wahyu was born into a family of musicians in the coastal region of Sukabumi, West Java. He received formal training in music at the High School for Music (SMKI) and College of Music (STSI) in Bandung. He received his undergraduate degree from the latter with a specialization in drumming and singing.

As a member of the pioneering jaipongan group Jugala group, Wahyu performed frequently in Indonesia as well as in Europe, Australia, and Japan. He was a member of the Jugala group when they opened for Mick Jagger in Jakarta (1989). He currently performs with several groups as a free-lance musician including Sulanjana, Gipar, and Dedikasi. As a composer, he has written music for Rendra's Bengkel Theatre. He recently released his debut album as a featured vocalist.

As a teacher and performer, Wahyu has extensive international experience. He participated four times in the traveling Klangwelten Festival of World Music in Germany. In Australia, he has performed with the world music fusion group Warogus, Gamelan Swara Naga (University of New England, Armidale, NSW), and Gamelan Langen Sari (Bangalow, NSW). Wahyu has also performed and taught percussion workshops in Singapore.

Listen to Wahyu's composition played by Gamelan Swara Naga (UNE):