Luluk Purwanto & the Helsdingen Trio
Born Free, US Tour 2002

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Born Free 
US tour

June 25 until October 15, 2002

Luluk Purwanto & the Helsdingen trio & the Stage Bus
Indonesian American Dutch Cross Cultural Promotion Tour

line up:
Luluk Purwanto: violin/voice
Essiet Okon Essiet: bass
Marcello Pellitteri: drums
René van Helsdingen: piano

A music project touring the United States reviving a tradition from the earliest days of American jazz, when musicians travelled with band buses, carrying their music to ‘out of town’ dancehalls. What is new is that the Stage Bus is rebuilt and the side of the bus can be lowered to form a stage.  

Luluk Purwanto & the Helsdingen Trio, a cosmopolitan group where the common denominator is a love and passion for creative and original modern jazz

Luluk comes from the Island of Java, Indonesia, and performs on violin and voice, creating a unique approach that captures her cultural heritage.
Some of her arrangements and improvisations involve an evocative recreation of the sounds and sights of childhood life in Luluk’s native Yogyakarta ( the center of Javanese performing arts.)

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

The Born Free USA tour 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

Supported and Endorsed By;

The Royal Embassy of the Netherlands, Washington DC
The Royal Embassy of the Netherlands, Jakarta, Indonesia
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
JakArt @ 2002 Festival (Unesco)

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

Cd:      'LULUK'  -  Born Free
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Distributed in the US by Warner/ Elektra/ Atlantic Corporation,
an AOL-Time Warner Company

And then............



    Luluk Purwanto
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