Helga Fusion Band - Folkolor

The album offers a collencion of diverse music from different countries; folk songs in their original language, like Russian, Hungarian, Balkan, ect. The arrangements are created by Helga, but the band works as a team and creates music together most of the time. Some members brought their own songs, to be included on the repertoire besides Helga’s music.

To view their youtube video, click here.

Recorded and directed by Nicolas Rastoul (France) in Bali, Jakarta & Singapore

Mixing and mastering by Agus Bim (Indonesia)

Studio: Seminyak Pro Studio (Bali), Ateliers 79 (Jakarta), Rainsong (Singapore)

Photo and design by Jenya Kadnikova (www.kadnik.com)

Wardrobe by Dwi Iskandar (www.dwi-iskandar.com)

Special thanks to:

Mom and Dad, who discovered my sense of music, to Wayang Wardhana, who told me for the first time: "You must make your own band", to my idols, Ayu Laksmi & Marina Xavier divas who inspired me, to all my teachers and the musician friends whom I have ever played with and contributed to the knowledge and experience I gained. Thanks to the audience and fans who give their feedback and support on every show and to the Hungarian community in Bali. I'd like to thank the band members for playing soulfully as a team and Catur Kurniawan for composing a song for us. Agus Bim and Nicolas Rastoul thanks for the amazing sound of this album. Thanks to Jenya KAdnikova & Igor Lateci for the beautiful photos and graphic design and Dwi Iskandar the designer of unique dresses, to Tjie Jehnsen for the violin, to Roel Smit and Fred Harder from Vincent´s Resto (Candidasa ­ Bali), to Sagon Togasa and the team at Ryoshi ­ House of Jazz (Bali), to Mr. Agung and Mrs. NinaWiryawan the owners and founders of Jazz Cafe & Laughing Buddha Bar (Ubud) and the Management: Arry Nova, Oz Hashim, Ias Balaskas. Also big thanks to the Obsession dance Club (Bali) and Passargad restaurant (Bali) for sponsoring this album.

Songs

1. Ha te tudnad amit en

Hungarian folk song

2. Ederlezi

Balcan folk song

3. Pannon hideung - Ocsi chornyie

Indonesian - Russian folk song

4. If I were you

Composed by Helga

5. Wish

Composed by Catur Kurniawan

6. Reina

Finnish folk song

7. Hungarian dance

from J. Brahms

8. Sisu

Klezmer

Members

Helga Sedli

electric violin, vocal

Catur Kurniawan

doublebass, electric bass

I. Gede Agus Yudhana

guitar

Ajat Lesmana

didgeridoo, djembe

Iman Najib

drums

Cepi Kusmiadi

drums and kendang (traditional sudanese drum)