“As an arranger and orchestrator, I’ve always been interested in the power of songs. The melody, the lyrics. And these three women (Melly, Dewiq, Dee), with their respective strength, have such a strong character and style, that their songs are very charismatic and worthy of appreciation” – Erwin Gutawa
“Konser Salute to 3 Female Songwriters: Melly Goeslaw, Dewiq, Dee Lestari” promises an interesting spectacle with high-quality stage and visuals as well as the opportunity to sing along with the great works of these three female songwriters which Indonesian music fans are surely familiar with. Around 30 songs (10 from each songwriter) will be specially performed by nine Indonesian male singers, best of the best from each generation, namely Afgan, Armand Maulana, Harvey Malaihollo, Once Mekel, Rendy Pandugo, Sandhy Sondoro, Vidi Aldiano, LIB3RO, Reza Rahardian, and of course with magnificent music from the Erwin Gutawa Orchestra as the host.
Furthermore, the audience will have the opportunity to get to know these female songwriters better, as well as the interesting stories behind the songs they wrote, through a series of interviews and short films that will be aired during the concert. Hopefully, this can foster a sense of appreciation and make “Konser Salute” a show that not only entertains, but also inspires.
“Konser Salute to 3 Female Songwriters: Melly Goeslaw, Dewiq, Dee Lestari” will be held on February 9th, 2019 in Hall 5, ICE BSD CITY.
Erwin Gutawa, musician, composer, songwriter, conductor, orchestrator, music producer. He is responsible for Indonesia’s best and most memorable music concerts, including Chrisye’s ‘Sendiri’ (1994), ‘Badai Pasti Berlalu’ (2000), ’Dekade’ (2003); Krisdayanti’s ’KD’ (2001), ‘KD 1530’ (2005), ‘TRAYA’ (2015); ‘Ruth Sahanaya’ (2005); ‘3 Diva’ (2006); Rossa’s ‘Persembahan Cinta’ (2008); and Afgan’s ‘Dari Hati’ (2015). He has won various awards, including the 33 AMI (Indonesian Music Award) awards, and collaborated with world-class orchestras, such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra, The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, and Synchron Stage Orchestra in Vienna.
Melly Goeslaw, the daughter of Melky Goeslaw the musician, began her career with her band Portret and is now often nicknamed the Queen of Soundtracks with her ability to bring life to Indonesian cinema through her songs, say “Ada Apa Dengan Cinta”, “Ayat-Ayat Cinta “, ”Eiffel I’m In Love“, and ”Habibie & Ainun“. Not only that, Melly also often gave birth to iconic songs such as “Bunda”, “Jika”, “Menghitung Hari” (KD), and many more.
Dewiq, the hitsmaker who is able to turn stories and emotions into catchy and relatable songs. Her father who at that time owned a radio station made Dewiq fell in love with the music world. Her hits are countless, sung by Indonesia’s most popular artists, such as “Pelan Pelan Saja” (Kotak), “Sunny” (BCL), “Cinta Di Ujung Jalan” (Agnes Monica), “Berhenti Di Kamu” (Anji).
Dewi Lestari or better known as Dee Lestari started her career with the RSD trio group. Then in 2001, Dee published her first novel, Supernova. Now her figure is widely known not only as a singer and songwriter, but also an accomplished writer. With her ability to choose and combine interesting words, Dee created a handful of remarkable songs such as “Firasat” (Marcell), “Malaikat Juga Tahu”, and “Kali Kedua” (Raisa).