Current Social Club & Kitchen presents Undercurrent.
Roaring, honest and endearing, Rizal Abdulhadi is a uniquely talented multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, instrument builder, music producer and social activist from West Java, Indonesia. He dedicates his music and career towards creating real social change and promoting creativity; both in Indonesia and globally.
Rizal harnessed his knowledge of Bamboo material to develop his unique and innovative instrument called the Rasendriya. It combines guitar with didgeridoo and celempung (percussion). further exploring the use of bamboo for instruments, Rizal’s latest project is his Bamboo Lapsteel Guitar & Strings instrument. Rizal creates a unique style of folk music by combining ballads, rock, reggae and blues with eclectic ethnic rhythms. His lyrics sung with confidence in both Indonesian and English speak of life, adventure, spirit, democracy and opportunity. Since 2008, Rizal has toured extensively in Indonesia and played at major Indonesian festivals, including; Bali Spirit Festival (2015 &2017), Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Bamboo Nusantara World Music Festival, Braga Festival, Festival Mata Air and many more. Throughout which he has taken the opportunity to collaborate with many well-known Indonesian musicians.
In late 2012 Rizal has made waves on the international music scene, taking his musical and instrument building talents to the world. Travelling as either a one-man band or with accompanied by other band mates, such as the musical due Rhythm Rebels. Rizal has toured Australia twice, SouthEast Asia, India, Russia and performed at numerous international music festivals