“Sati is an instrument of the highest quality,” says a man whose family owns a music store in the center of Jakarta.
“You don’t need a teacher or an instructor to learn how to play it.
It’s the best instrument for a musician.”
The family is the largest owner of a music shop in the capital, the capital of Indonesia, and the owner of the local Banda Satara Band, which plays an eclectic mix of traditional Indonesian folk music, contemporary music and popular music.
Sati, which translates as “beautiful, perfect,” was born in India but has been exported to Indonesia.
The instrument was first introduced to Indonesia by a European colonial ruler, but its history is murky.
It is said to have been used by the Spanish to conquer the indigenous population of Java.
In Indonesia, Satar was popular with the Dutch, and even the Japanese used it.
In the late 1800s, the British created the Indonesian Banding School in Java to teach music and teach students the art of playing the instrument.
In 1896, an Englishman named John Wilkins started a band in the school, which would become known as the Wilkins Band.
After the band was disbanded in 1900, Wilkins would go on to lead a band that would play classical music and classical jazz for more than 20 years.
In recent years, Wilkin’s band would return to Indonesia for concerts and would perform regularly in Indonesia.
It was at these shows that I met a young woman who knew the history of the instrument and had played Satar for many years.
She asked me to write a letter to her, telling her about the history behind the instrument, and that she hoped I would take it on as a teacher.
As I got into the studio, the band had recorded the songs “Papadadam” and “Bama Satara” for the Banding Schools debut album, which is due to be released in May.
The album features a performance of “Bami Satara,” which has become a popular hit in Indonesia and in the United States.
As we started recording “Bamasu” in the studio in our living room, I was struck by the similarity between the sounds of the song and the instruments used by Wilkins, who has also played in bands in the past.
Wilkins plays a small instrument that measures approximately 5 inches by 3 inches and is called a Satara.
It consists of two strings attached to a wooden neck.
The two strings are connected with a rubber mat, which forms a frame that serves as a pivot.
When the strings are played, the rubber mat slides forward, while the rubber rod slides backwards.
The rubber rod acts like a spring when it is moved, causing the rubber to bend in one direction.
When Wilkins first started playing Satar, he used a wooden one-stringed instrument that weighed about 10 pounds.
After playing for 10 years, he realized that the wooden Satar had to be changed to a two-string instrument, which was about 4 pounds.
He began making a wooden version of the Satar.
The wooden Satars were made from a piece of birch wood that had been chopped down and wrapped in paper.
Wilkes first instrument was made from paper cut from the same wood.
He later made a wooden instrument from paper from the tree.
Wilkins Band Band used to perform at the Bandersnorta Band, a popular music club.
His Band played classical and jazz music on stage.
In 2002, the Band performed at the Jakarta Philharmonic Orchestra.
“I have been doing this music for 40 years and have taught all kinds of instruments,” Wilkins told me.
“I think it’s the most important part of my career.”
His son, Jang Jang Wilkins Sr., also plays the instrument in his band.
I was fascinated by the idea of teaching the instruments in such a traditional way.
I asked him if he could teach me a Satar piece.
I would need to study the song, and I knew he would have a lot of time to do that.
I went to the Band on the Sunday after my meeting with Wilkins and he gave me a piece, which I listened to a few times.
I went to his house to listen to the piece.
When I played it to him, he said, ‘It’s very good.’
He didn’t tell me the details.
I could tell he knew what he was talking about.
I told him, ‘This is the most beautiful instrument you have ever seen.’
He said, [I have] played it a thousand times.
I listened, and it’s very beautiful.
I wanted to show him the piece and told him that I had been playing Satars since I was eight years old.
Wilkens was amazed.
He told me that I would not be able to play the piece at the next concert, because he would not have time to practice.
He told me to practice it again at the concert the next year.
He said he was afraid