Luluk Purwanto & the Helsdingen trio & The Stage Bus.
Indonesian American Dutch cross cultural promotion tour
June 25 - October 15
Non profit Performances at 45 Universities and Colleges in 24 States
35000 km - 21875 miles 

Luluk Purwanto - Violin/ Voice
Rene van Helsdingen - Piano
Marcello Pellitteri - Drums
Essiet Okon Essiet - Bass

special guests:
John Jenkins / Jerry Gibbs / Bill Moring
John Butler/ Ravi Coltrane/ Larry Panella


Born Free USA is part of

International Arts Cultural & Educational Festival
a celebration of art and culture
from Indonesia and around the world

in celebration of the
birthday of Jakarta
endorsed by UNESCO


Drew University - Madison, NJ July 3

A music project reviving a tradition
from the earliest
days of American jazz 

band buses, carrying their music to ‘out of town’ dancehalls.

the side of the bus
can be lowered 

a blending of musical cultures representing
Indonesia, America and The Netherlands

Supported & Endorsed by;

The Royal Netherlands Embassy , Washington

The Royal Netherlands Embassy,

Consulate General
of the Netherlands
Los Angeles

The Embassy of the United States of America,
Jakarta, Indonesia

The Embassy of the United States of America, The Hague,
The Netherlands

The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Washington DC

The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to the Holy See, Rome, Italy

Supported and Organized by:
René van Helsdingen and Luluk Purwanto
Helsdingen music BV
Munich Records  
Wageningen, The Netherlands


"Their music has no cultural,
religious or national bounderies"

the Netherlands:
Drukkerij Slinger, Alkmaar
Schouten Zeefdruk, Wageningen
Bovo tours , Roelofarendsveen
Verbeek Makelaar B.O.G.
Frog Navigation Systems
Munich records

United States of America:
Equinox Music Festival, Boston
Zebra Acoustic

JakArt @ 2002 Festival

transported by Wallenius Wilhelmsen

US tour 2002, Born Free, Press Release

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