Monday, February 13, 2017

slideshow ▶ Karinding from West Java to California

Karinding from West Java to California - YouTube
Published on Feb 8, 2017

soundtrack: just a practice session, rain (Robert Cherwink​, at about 6 weeks of playing karinding)

photos: RC with his new karinding; Billal Al Shabill​ in West Java (collecting bamboo for celempung, shipping the instruments); RC received the instruments in California – photos of bamboo instruments from West Java with some other instruments of his collection; Billal al Sabill's new son (congratulations!); and Billal Al Shabill with Karinding Mawar. thanks to Anya​ for portrait photos!

for more info see: "New Karinding – from West Java to California!" on the #KhomusWeekly blog at
a little photo shoot with some of my instruments today – especially to acknowledge the addition of my new bamboo instruments from Billal Al Shabill ...

see also –

• Video – first time for Anya to play #celempung, and i finally figured out how to make the #karinding work better! – just in the moment :)

update on medical situation and publishing schedule

i am still having some serious physical difficulties. publication of this newsletter is sporadic at this point, and the new issue is small. i will try to add some more content over the next few days. 

  • please visit the #KhomusWeekly Youtube channel for lots of viewing! 

    previous: quick update on my medical situation: i met with my surgeon and he wants to try a course of epidural injections for my neck rather that perform surgery at this point. hopefully this will help to relieve the muscle spasms in my neck and shoulders which have literally pulled my shoulder out of place. i have been having some serious difficulty with my right arm, and have not been able or had the energy to spend nearly as much online as i used to
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