Hamburg, November 21st 2015 – Today, Teza Sumendra, Indonesian born singer successfully spreads warmth in a 2 degrees cold in Hamburg. This is the second time Sumendra played in Hamburg, Germany, in a mid summer in 2015. This was the first encounter for Sumendra with the Hamburg Angklung Orchestra, the biggest Angklung community in Europe. As if Sumendra’s performance isn’t outstanding, they wanted more from him.
Sounds of Indonesia is an event created by the members of PPI, an assosiaction of Indonesian students, here in Hamburg. Rudolf Steiner Haus was the venue which can hold up tp 250 people. 8 Eruo ticket price was sold out before the show day. But that didn’t stop people, Teza’s Fans, to make their way from afar, other cities just to try their luck. Some was lucky enough to get in and filled up empty spaces, but sadly, some had to go back home as they could not stand the cold of Hamburg as they could not get tickets
The cold winds of Hamburg, was made warm when Teza went on stage. Some was dancing to the tunes, some was singing their hearts out and some did both. Things got hotter when Sumendra asked the organizers to come up on stage and join the excitement, what happened was way beyond expectation. All of the audience went barging up on stage, sing and danced along with Teza.
It was pretty surprising for me as there are many who has purchased Teza’s CD and brought it to the event just to get it autographed by Teza as a memorabilia. It’s ironic how in Indonesia itself, it’s rare to see CD being sold, you can thank most of music stores that closed which made it hard for people to get Teza’s CD.
Today, history was made for Teza Sumendra in Hamburg. Somehow it reminded me of how The Beatles started out in a small pub, also in Hamburg, where only a few people watched. All I can say is, for musicians, don’t even bother to touch the hearts of millions if you cannot touch hundreds with your music.
Adestya Renggo Adjie
Hamburg, 21 November 2015