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Efiq Zulfiqar

Efiq Zulfiqar, a musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and artist, is the founder of Ethnotik Gamelan Orkestra - Australia, originally from Bandung, West Java - Indonesia. He has performed with well-known Indonesian contemporary fusion bands like Krakatau, Jugala All Stars, and Sambasunda for many years. Efiq has had highly successful tours in Indonesia, the UK, Europe, Taiwan, Malaysia, Japan, throughout Australia, and New Zealand. His interest in music and art began at an early age, and he went on to study traditional Sundanese, Balinese, and Western music in Bandung, West Java, and Denpasar, Bali. His talent and love for his native Sundanese culture are evident in his compositions and artworks, and he is also renowned as a performer of rock, blues, and fusion music. Since moving to Australia, he has been experimenting with performing his solo compositions and collaborating with local musicians. While here, he shares his culture and helps create a greater understanding and cooperation between Indonesia and Australia. He also performs and tours with Indigenous band Yarwah, DOM (Department Of Music), Makukuhan Trio (Music Viva Australia), The Rhythm Hunters, Diaspora Ensemble, Yatra, Out Of Abingdon, and Ethnotik Gamelan Orkestra.

Efiq is also a visual artist, graphic designer, and instrument maker (Cajon or Drumbox) and presents his artworks on his box drums. Most of his artworks represent music, the arts, and his Sundanese culture and show Efiq's inner creative soul.


"Efiq Zulfiqar is known for his passion for sharing his Indonesian culture through music and visual art." - Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD

"Efiq played flute and percussion with a soundtrack of Javanese gamelan. He's a talented musician." - Tabla In Hand, QLD

"The haunting melodies of flautist Efiq Zulfiqar brought astounding depth to Tjupurru's music and put the audience on the edge of their seats." - Rhythm Music Magazine, NSW

"Efiq Zulfiqar is a Javanese multi-instrumentalist, now based on the Sunshine Coast. Efiq has been a member of the renowned Indonesian jazz-world music group Krakatau. He is a skilled player of the Kacapi Zither, Suling Flute, and a variety of gamelan instruments and traditional percussion." - National Folk Festival, ACT
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