Peni Candra RiniIndonesia
Grants Awarded2016 | Music | United States
to undertake a residency at the University of Richmond, Virginia, in order to explore the connections between traditional Indonesian string band music and Appalachian Old Time music2010 | Music | United States
to undertake a creative residency in the Herb Albert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts, attend performances, and meet composers and musicians in New York
Shadow Ballads brings together leading performers of from Appalachia and Indonesia to relate lived experiences from opposite ends of the world. The performance combines crankies (American folk theater depicting ballads on rolls) with traditional Indonesian shadow puppetry to relate connections between cultures and their shared environment. Music is provided by American and Indonesian musicians bringing together the string-band traditions from both cultures. The event is family friendly, and the audience will be invited on stage afterward to experience the puppets and crankies for themselves.