BALINESE FOLK SONGS WITH NEW WORLD MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS
"… imagine classic Balinese folk and children songs like “Putri Cening Ayu” with beautiful melancholic piano and string arrangement, “Macepatan” with haunting African grooves and choirs, “Pulsinoge” interpreted as an upbeat Brazilian Samba, “Jenggot Uban” in joyful South Pacific Island tradition, and the beloved “Meong Meong” as a cool and soothing New York style jazz tune.
Additionally, the album also features beautiful instrumental piano pieces written by producer Kevin Bird, newly arranged and performed by pianist Henry Adam Curtis."
released January 1, 2010
Produced by Kevin Bird
Mixed and mastered by Peter Heckmann
Puspa Dewi, a traditional Balinese dancer and performer, comes from Gianyar, the art center of Bali. She graduated from the Indonesian Institute for the Arts in Denpasar, where she studied traditional and contemporary Arts and Dance.
After receiving numerous local awards in Bali and Indonesia for her performances of traditional Balinese dance, she toured major international dance festivals throughout India, Malaysia, Taiwan, Germany and Japan.
Puspa’s creative journey now continues with music; taking her passion for movement into the recording studio with an exciting double album release. The albums have been produced by Puspa’s friend and mentor Kevin Bird, a San Francisco based film maker and composer, who carefully and patiently guided her over the last few years throughout an amazing transition from Balinese dancer to World music vocalist and performer.
Bird Productions is proud to present the new album “Bird and Flower”, a Balinese Folk song album with a distinct World Music flair, followed by the World Pop album “Secret Wish”, which will be available in July, 2010.
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