After a number of performances with several Yogyakartan musicians, a famous flute musician from Argentina, Eduardo Tami, will perform again in "ALMA PORTENA" concert or "Sound of Argentina". Together with Gadjah Mada Chamber Orchestra (GMCO) on Thursday (22/12) in the Auditorium of Faculty of Medicine UGM, Eduardo will play the flute for some of his top songs, La Casita De Mis Viejos, OtonoPortena, Rhapsodia Portena No. 2, and several other songs.
In modern tango rhythm, Eduardo and GMCO will also play a song "Adios Nonino". With a slightly different touch from orchestra performances in general, the collaboration will present traditional Indonesian songs. "Jali-jali has been chosen and we played it together at rehearsals," said Iput, nickname of Depi Putri, Project Manager for ALMA PORTENA, in Stana Parahita on Wednesday (21/12) ahead of the concert.
Iput explained for the preparation of the concert this time, GMCO has rehearsed for two weeks. Meanwhile, Eduardo Tami has joined them since Monday (19/12) in the Student Center. "The concept is similar to recitals, smaller but exclusive. Eduardo will be playing solo, double quartet, and in the orchestra format," Iput explained.
Eduardo said he will perform modern tango music on stage later. He felt happy to be in Jogja because the city has the same basic music with Latin America, namely non-formal types of music, such as jazz and tango, which have more improvisation. "We played yesterday without music sheet, I can just play with musicians from Jogja," Eduardo said.
Dr. Eng. R. Rachmat A. Sriwijaya, S.T, M.T, Head of the Office of International Affairs of UGM, said the concert held by his office serves as a cultural exchange program between Indonesia and Argentina. The concert is expected to be a bridge to strengthen relations between the two countries. "This concert is voluntary, not commercial. In this stage, GMCO and Eduardo are expected to share and exchange of experience mutually," he expressed his hope.