(Páva, Irén Lovász & László Hortobágyi)
I have decided to share what is perhaps the most bizarre musical find I have made this summer: a Hungarian attempt at speculative fiction in the field of music. Apparently, the question WHAT IF OUR URALIC ANCESTORS TRAVELED SOUTHEAST INSTEAD OF WEST ends in Indonesia.
Overall, I find the attempt by the Hungarian singer to adapt to Indonesian musical styles kind of amusing? On the other hand, the usual fascination "world music" has with gamelan is a bit silly, especially when the given scenario most likely ends in URALO-TURKS. I would actually expect something more like the following:
(Tortadur, Sevara Nazarkhan)
Except in Hungarian. Or possibly something with more Mongolian influence:
(In memory of Kül Tegin - Külteginin Hiygizi, Official Orchestra of the Tuvan Cultural Ministry)
I mean, it still means you get to listen to someone talk about peacocks over gong chimes?
Also, here is Kulintang:
(Kulintang Contest in Mindanao)
(Um you may want to skip to 0:50)
Meanwhile, Indonesia doesn't need hypothetical scenarios to appropriate that most European of musical traditions, electronica (tongue fully in cheek).
(Kampung Yang Tenggelam, Belkastrelka)
(This band is great.)