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Dewa 19 (Pronounced Dewa sembilanbelas) are an Indonesian rock band originating from Surabaya, East Java. The band was formed in 1986 there have been a number of changes to the lineup and finally they were disbanded in 2011. Their last members lineup were: Ahmad Dhani (keyboard), Andra (guitar), Agung Yudha (drums), Yuke (bass guitar), & Once (vocals). #Dewa19 #Indonesia #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2012/09/dewa-19/

NOAH is an Indonesian alternative rock and pop rock band consisting of five members. #NOAH #Indonesia #SEASongoftheWeek info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2014/02/noah/

Rico Blanco (born March 17, 1973) is a Filipino musician. He is one of the founders of Filipino rock band Rivermaya, where he served as vocalist, pianist, guitarist, and chief songwriter from 1993 to 2007. #RicoBlanco #Philippines #SEASongoftheWeek For more info or to listen visit: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2013/03/rico-blanco/

The Ngũ Cung Rock Band (Pentatonic) was established to contribute to the Progressive-Hard Rock market, aiming at becoming THE most famous progressive rock band in Viet Nam and beyond. #NguCung #VietNam #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2013/03/ngu-cung-viet-nam/

Padi is a band from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia and Padi is the band that can be bring the new colour for Indonesia music industry. Padi band established at April 08, 1997. Recently Padi band have five members in the band, namely Andi Fadli Arifuddin (Vocal), Satriyo Yudhi Wahono (Guitar), Ari Tri Sosianto (Guitar), Rindra Risyanto Noor (Bass) and Surendro Prasetyo (Drum).

Gugun blues shelter (GBS) is a blues band from Indonesian country and estabilished since 2004, with formation Muhammad Gunawan “Gugun” (guitar), John Armstrong “Jono” (bass) dan Aditya Wibowo “Bowie” (drum)

Ungu is a group band from Indonesia and established in Jakarta, 2001. Ungu initialize of 5 teenagers, namely Pasha (Vocal), Makki (Bass), Enda (Guitar), Oncy (Guitar) and Rowman (Drum). During career in indonesia music industry, Ungu has been out 5 Album Studio, 4 Album Religius, 3 Album Soundtrack, 4 Album Compilation and 2 Singles.

Ego Lemos is known as the ‘Bob Dylan of East Timor’ for his folk songs about the struggles of his young country, and the environmental and social revitalization he has helped guide. He is an increasingly well-known musician who represents his people to the world through evocative, simple folk songs that he writes and sings in his native Tetum language. #EgoLemos #TimorLeste #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2014/01/ego-lemos/

This book is the first detailed account of the history of the transfer of these children to Indonesia. It is not a simple story, nor can it be depicted in black and white terms. Some children were taken against their wishes, while others were rescued from certain death. More info: http://www.cseashawaii.org

Yuna is an independent Malaysian singer-songwriter. She began writing her own songs when she was 14 years old, and her first performance of her own songs was at the age of 19, after she learned how to play guitar. She has performed in numerous acoustic shows and events in many parts of Malaysia since 2006. #Yuna #Malaysia #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2014/01/yuna/

Originally the lead singer with the band Endorphine, Da and her band released their first album Prik in 2004, with hit single “Puan Sa Nit” topping many radio charts in Thailand. #DaEndorphine #Thailand #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen http://www.cseashawaii.org/2012/09/da-endorphine/

Ziana Zain is a Malaysian pop singer-songwriter, model, entrepreneur and actress. #ZianaZain #Malaysia #SongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2013/01/ziana-zain/

Laila's Lounge (Malaysia) was formed in 1998 when they played numerous shows in the late 90s and early 2000, captivating audience with their musical textures and sonic-like sound scape garnering positive reviews from the general gig going community in the process at that time. After many changes in the performers, in 2004 the band was reformed and creating new material. #LailasLounge #Malaysia #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2013/04/lailas-lounge/

Preap Sovath (ព្រាប សុវត្ថិ) born February 27, 1972, in Kandal, Cambodia, is a cambodian/khmer pop singer. Sovath started his singing career in 1992. He records for Rasmey Hang Meas (RHM), generally regarded as Cambodia’s most progressive recording label. Apart from being a singer, Preap Sovath is also an actor, restaurant owner and owner of a wedding boutique. #PreapSovath #Cambodia #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2013/04/preap-sovath/

Maria (real name Meria Aires) (born February 16, 1989) is the most successful female singer in Brunei. She became a successful artist when she won the 2005 Kristal Idol contest in conjunction with His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam’s birthday celebrations. #MariaAires #Brunei #SEASongoftheWeek http://www.cseashawaii.org/2012/10/maria-aires/

Pramoedya Ananta Toer, late #Indonesian #author of novels, short stories, essays, polemic and histories of his homeland and its people. We have featured five books by or about him in our Bookshelf Spotlight: http://www.cseashawaii.org

Many men dream of running away to a tropical island and living surrounded by beauty and exotic exuberance. Walter Spies did more than dream. He actually did it. In the 1920s and 30s, Walter Spies – ethnographer, choreographer, film maker, natural historian and painter – transformed the perception of Bali from that of a remote island to become the site for Western fantasies about Paradise.... More info: http://www.cseashawaii.org

#Keroncong - "Kroncong (Indonesian: Keroncong, Dutch: Krontjong) is the name of a ukulele-like instrument and an Indonesian musical style that typically makes use of the kroncong (the sound chrong-chrong-chrong comes from this instrument, so the music is called keronchong), the band or combo or ensemble (called a keronchong orchestra) consists of a flute, a violin, a melody guitar, a cello in pizzicato style, string bass in pizzicato style, and a female or male singer." http://ht.ly/gKbRD