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Ali is a Three-Piece musical project originating from Jakarta Indonesia

Initiated by John Paul Patton and Arswandaru Cahyo, the desire of Ali is to incorporate Middle Eastern culture with elements 70’s Indonesian rock, cinematic soul, afro beat, funk and disco to create a new groove and sound to the contemporary and vibrant Indonesian music scene. With all lyrics written in Arabic, Ali builds on the influence of Middle Eastern art and music, which over centuries has assimilated itself deep into Indonesian culture and way of life.

John Paul (Drums) and Arswandaru (Bass/Vocals) are joined by Absar Lebeh on guitar to complete the trio. They are bringing their self described ‘Middle Easten Beats with South East Twists’ to Indonesia and the world. Ali promises to deliver a diverse and unique experience to the Indonesian music and festival scenes.

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