Due to popular demand, plans to re-form the band for an Indonesian tour and some Australian performances in 2011 are going ahead. The tour was originally planned for 2010 but logistical constraints (Jabo and Reza are based in Indonesia, Kim and Ron in Australia) made this impossible at that time.
GengGong has toured Indonesia three times, and released an album, “Not Just Music” to critical acclaim in 2001. The album quickly sold out, but hopefully will be re-released next year.
Members of GengGong are:
Sawung Jabo: vocals, guitar, bonang and other gongs, masked dance, classy threads
Kim Sanders tenor sax, aardvark, ney (Sufi flute), gaida (Bulgarian bagpipe), mey and duduk (double reed instruments), saluang (Sumatran flute), gravitas
Ron Reeves kendang (Sundanese drums), sarunai (Sumatran shawm), didjeridu, genggong (Balinese jaws harp), buzz flute, vocals, getting down
Reza Achman jungle drum kit, percussion, vocals, rap dancing, attitude