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While Artists-in-Residence with Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute's Musical Exchange program, FSN Artistic Directors Jeremy Thal and Chris Marianetti traveled to Indonesia and Mexico to lead youth workshops and interview master musicians. 

In 2011 we travelled to Yogyakarta, Surakarta and Jakarta, Indonesia, where we collaborated with young musicians who play traditional Javanese gamelan and the Portuguese-influenced style of kroncong. We also had the great honor to meet master musicians Sri Joko Raharjo, Slamet Gundono, Pak Sandardi, as well as American vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jen Shyu, and Japanese composer Tomoko Momiyama. See the videos above and below to meet these wonderful people. Tragically, our dear friends Sri Joko and Slamet have passed away since we filmed this, both incomparable losses to their music communities, families, and all of us who knew them.

Later that year we took part in a similar project at a music school in Cuernavaca, Mexico run by songwriter and producer Nazario Meshoulam. While we didn't make a video for this project, the teenage students wrote and recorded a number of memorable tunes, such as 'If Pedro the Cow Dies Alone in the Forest Does He Make a Sound?"  You can find those lovable tunes here on our soundcloud:

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Year: 2011

Location: Yogyakarta, Surakarta, and Jakarta Indonesia | Mexico City, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Length: 1 year online program, 1 week in-person intensive workshops

Partners: Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute, ISI Surakarta, Aedea Music Center 

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