Sekar Melati

Not Great Men (live version)






Sekar Melati

Not Great Men (live version)


Sekar Melati is a gamelan band from Gifu, a small town in Japan. Gamelan is a traditional ensemble music originating in the Indonesian archipelago and this live recording of a Gang of Four classic off Entertainment (complete with baby crying in the background) was one of Andy’s favourite cover versions of their songs, which he discovered on YouTube.

“One of the band members was into Gang of Four since her teenage era, Entertainment! was what she thought was a life-changing album for her. When she saw the band’s reunion performance at Fuji Rock Festival in 2005, it was a dream come true moment.

When she got older, she joined the gamelan community and felt that there was a deep connection between Gang of Four’s music and percussion instruments. This track ‘Not Great Men’ was the easiest track to adopt into a gamelan arrangement, but it took 7 months of rehearsals before we recorded it!” – Ms Ozeki, founder of Sekar Melati

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