Sat, Sep 18|
RUMPUT! A Night of Music and Shadow Theatre
Le Mondo welcomes Richmond-based string performance group Rumput alongside local legend Katherine Fahey for a night of music, crankies, and shadow theatre.
Time & Location
Sep 18, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Le Mondo, 406 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
About The Event
Tonight, Richmond meets Java meets Baltimore at Le Mondo! The night will feature several exciting new performance works from:
Rumput (Richmond, VA)
Rumput plays keroncong (a string-band tradition from Indonesia) and explores parallel threads with other traditions, especially old-time string-band music of the United States and British Isles, and Indonesian gamelan. They produce multimedia performances involving traditional and original music paired with shadow theater comprising elements of American and Indonesian traditions — crankies (scrolling panoramas) and wayang (shadow puppets).
They will be premiering two new commissioned works from scrolling panorama artist Dani Iswardana and musician Danis Sugiyanto, both of whom are from Java. Rumput has learned from and collaborated with Danis Sugiyanto and a number of other Javanese musicians for many years.
Katherine Fahey (Baltimore, MD)
Katherine Fahey utilizes crankies to tell folks tales as far-reaching as the southern swamps of Louisiana and the northern reaches of Inuit Quebec, but also tell true stories from her childhood in Virginia or from the streets of Baltimore.
Your ticket supports artist Mutual Aid!
At present, Java and the rest of Indonesia have reported record high deaths from Covid-19. Many musicians who made a living from street performing are in critical circumstances both physically and financially. In light of this, Rumput is donating 100% of their proceeds to their fellow musicians in Java.
General Admission$12.00+$0.30 service fee