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MARAPU – NUSA FLOBAMORA

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Friday, December 16, 2022

MARAPU adalah band beraliran Roots Reggae yang berasal dari Nusa Tenggara Timur, beranggotakan Yanto Pekabanda (Lead Vocal), Dondho Kapita (Bass), Micah Johnston (Drums), Ryo Santoso (Rhythm Guitar), Novantara Bjs (Lead Guitar), dan Domi Kia Beda (Keyboards). Visinya adalah fokus berkarya tentang budaya, tradisi, alam, pariwisata dan warisan leluhur asli Indonesia.

Tanggal 16 Desember 2022, Marapu merilis single erbaru mereka dengan judul NUSA FLOBAMORA, yang punya arti, Nusa adalah pulau,sedangkan FLOBAMORA adalah singkatan dari FLO (Flores), BA (Sumba), MOR (Timor)dan A (Alor). Provinsi Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) sering disebut FLOBAMORA. Marapu band sebagai putra daerah NTT, ingin memperkenalkan daerah asal mereka lewat lagu ini dan berkolaborasi dengan musisi hebat, yaitu DIAN SOROWEA, MARINUZ KEVIN, dan satu Paduan Suara dari Maumere.

Mereka juga menampilkan warisan uhur seperti alat musik Sasando yang hanya ada di pulau Rote dan alat tersebut dimainkan oleh master sasando bernama IZHU NISNONI. Lagunya beraliran musik roots reggae dengan sentuhan gospel serta memiliki chorus menarik serta mudah diingat. Selain single, mereka juga merilis sebuah video hasil kolaborasi engan puluhan Videographer asal Nusa Tenggara Timur (Sumba, Kupang, Flores,Alor, Sabu, Rote). NUSA FLOBAMORA sudah bisa dinikmati di berbagai platform streaming digital dan videonya bisa disaksikan di kanal youtube MARAPU. Secara keseluruhan, lagu serta visualnya terasa sangat indah!.

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MARAPU is a Roots Reggae band originating from East Nusa Tenggara, with a new vision, Marapu is more focused on working on culture,tradition, nature, tourism and Indonesia's original ancestral heritage. Marapu released their newest single, entitled NUSA FLOBAMORA. Nusa is an island, while the word Flobamora stands for: Flo (Flores) Ba (Sumba) Mor (Timor) and the last letter A (Alor). The province of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) is often called FLOBAMORA. Marapu band as natives of NTT feel compelled to introduce their region of origin, through this song Marapu collaborates with several great musicians from NTT including DIAN SOROWEA, MARINUZ KEVIN, and a Choir from Maumere.

They also introduced ancestral heritage such as the Sasando musical instrument which only on the island of Rote NTT and thisinstrument played by master Sasando IZHU NISNONI. With a musical composition that remains reggae. The music of this song tends to be more roots reggae with a touch of Gospel/Spiritual lyrics. This single has a chorus that is catchy and easy to remember. Meanwhile, the videos collaborate with dozens of videographers from East Nusa Tenggara (Sumba, Kupang, Flores, Alor, Sabu,Rote). "NUSA FLOBAMORA" released on December 16th 2022 on the official Marapu Youtube channel "Marapu Music Channel" and simultaneously released on all digital streaming platforms.

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