GENGGONG TO REFORM FOR INDONESIAN TOUR AND AUSTRALIAN GIGS IN 2011

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