First gig: The Indonesian Embassy!

Our first gig was before a discerning audience — staff and guests of the Indonesian Embassy at the Ambassador’s residence in Washington D.C.

Indonesian Amabassador's residence, Spring 2015.
Indonesian Amabassador’s residence, Spring 2015. Photo by Nyoman Saptanyana. L-R: Paul Fleisher (bass), Andy McGraw (cello), Jesse Wells (violin), Jessica Zike (voice), Brian Larson (hammered dulcimer), Kyle Dosier (cuk), Hannah Standiford (voice, guitar), John Priestley (cak).

News article with many high-quality photos featuring Gamelan Raga Kusuma and various performers from the Indonesian community: Banjar Bali USA celebrates Dharma Shanti at Indonesian Embassy Residence 

Hannah on stage in Indonesia

Rumput bandleader Hannah Standiford’s student residency in Indonesia culminated in an Indo-Appalachian performance in the Bukan Musik Biasa concert series, complete with cranky wayang. Hannah sang and played with Orkes Kroncong Iblis, along with additional Western students on fiddle and banjo.