Hi there everyone;
I've been enjoying this forum for a while now, and have recently registered.
I'm a big fan of SEA (music, culture, food etc) and have been to Bali several times, and Java twice.
during my last trip, i decided to take a break in Bandung and absolutely loved the place. i was only there for a few days, with the faint hope of finding some live Sundanese music. i wasn't able to find any, other than a dubious Dangdut place on Braga. i found a pile of cassettes at least, and that's enough to bring me back for somewhere between a week and 10 days in January.
I'm hoping that someone out there has an idea, no matter how vague, of where to find some live Sundanese music. I'm aware of the Angklung factory (i'm not an angklung fan sadly), the zoo (every 2nd Sunday apparently) and the odd high-end hotel with possibly degung, but that's about it. a few of the old guidebooks have recommended places, but they don't seem to exist anymore (at least on the i'net).
would anyone out there be able to help? i'm especially interested in Jaipong, Ketuk Tilu, large group Degung, basically most Sunda music!
cheers and thanks!
ps: as a total Indonesian music nerd, i did manage to find via Google about a Jaipong troup in Jatinegara, Jakarta, and am planning a couple of nights there to check them out. i've also heard that Subang and Kerawang are hotbeds of Jaipong, but no other info unfortunately...