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Rayhan Sudrajat

Rayhan Sudrajat is a Bandung-based vocalist, composer, and ethnomusicologist living in Melbourne. He spent time travelling and became fascinated with the oral traditions of Indonesia’s indigenous people, especially the Kanekes people in West Java and the Ngaju people in Central Kalimantan. In 2017, Rayhan had accepted as the one and only Indonesia’s representative for OneBeat Fellow 2017 which is one of the programs from The US Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, and this program allowed him to introduce Indonesia’s culture and music to the United States. In early 2018, because of his exceptional interest in Indonesian music, he started his master in ethnomusicology at Monash University. Viewing traditional music as both an original form of cultural preservation and tool for connecting global culture, Rayhan has devoted himself to elevating the traditional folk songs he loves and exposing them to a broader and younger audience. He also has a modular synthesizers project called Baséput.