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AWIL 289 - Aga Ujma

AWIL 289 - Aga Ujma

Playing tracks by

Joji Hirota, Amira Kheir, Olcay Bayir, The Good Disciples, Abu and more.

Aga Ujma is one of the most exciting newcomers to join the AWIL in the last year. She plays Indonesian instruments in addition to classical piano which she learned in her native Poland before heading to Central Java for two years. She’s a thoughtful and talented composer inspired by connections between Polish, English, and Indonesian folk music, on a voyage of discovery across continents and with instruments rarely heard in the UK.

On this AWIL you’ll hear Aga’s unique voice of childlike-innocence – her vocals alone could propel her to super stardom if she chose the Pop route. But at the moment they’re in a harmonious relationship with her current instruments of choice – sasando - the gorgeous 32-string, butterfly-winged Indonesian zither, siter – a plucked string instrument related to gamelan, and gender barung – the Javanese xylophone.

Aga’s is working on her debut CD and when it reaches the shops it’s an essential buy, but meanwhile, hear her on this AWIL and on YouTube!