BWW Review: BABE, MUKA KAMPUNG REJEKI KOTA by Teater Abang None
Teater Abang None (Abnon) supported by Bakti Budaya Djarum Foundation performed a theatrical concert titled BABE, MUKA KAMPUNG REJEKI KOTA in Graha Bakti Budaya, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta.
In 2005, Ludhy Cahyana and Muhlis Suhaeri wrote the biography book about Benyamin Sueb's life, Muka Kampung Rezeki Kota. Through this book, Koesnaedi inspired to produce a theatrical performance on Sueb, in a different concept, as an appreciation to the legend.
Koesnaedi (who is also a Founder of Teater Abnon and the Producer of the show) said, "He is largely known as a funny character, often brings joy in his works in music, film or stage. Benyamin Sueb is the one of the notable person who brings up Gambang Kromong as traditional music, so we can hear it until today. That is why we use the concept of theatrical concert, by re-arranging his songs or songs popularized by him, using orchestra with Gambang Kromong"
"Through this show, we hoped that we can transfer his playful spirits and his positive self as an actor that we will cherish forever", she added.
Ifa Fachir as a Music Designer has re-arranged more than 30 songs popularized by Babe to accompany the irreplaceable life of this artist. In preparing for this theatrical concert, Fachir said, "The BABE show is my first comedy-themed musical performance. I must say that working (and reworking) the great works of Benjamin Sueb is a very interesting learning process. To complete this musical, and as a token of my appreciation to Babe Benyamin Sueb, I created two songs with Simhala Avadana titled 'Karya Untukmu' and 'Muka Kampung Rejeki Kota' whose song lyrics were inspired by the titles of Benjamin Sueb's songs".
BABE: MUKA KAMPUNG REJEKI KOTA - 15 and 16 September 2017 7.30PM at Graha Bakti Budaya, Taman Ismail Marzuki. Director Agus Noor. Producer Maudy Koesnaedi. Cast including Tommy Tjokro, Indra Bekti, Imam Wibowo, Ayumi Astriani, Astry Ovie and Abang None Jakarta. Ticket Price: VIP Rp. 500.000, Kelas 1 Rp. 300.000, and Kelas 2 Rp. 200.000. Ticket information: Kayan Production & Communications : 083899715725, 085693427788, 081311630001, 0895372014902 or online at www.blibli.com.
Photo credits: Image Dynamics / Teater Abang None