Sunday, 25 February 2018





- 14.07.2014 - AUSTRIAN SYMPHONIC WIND ORCHESTRAS IS COMING TO SAMOSIR ISLAND Tyrol is a province in Austria which has a multi-national history. It is located in the heart of the Alps, between Italy and Germany. Geographically Tyrol is quite similar to the mountainous Samosir island in Sumatra, one of the most beautiful islands in Indonesia.   One of the most popular musicians in Tyrol is Hermann Delago. He is well known in Austria but also around Europe as well as in Indonesia. Hermann Delago is a great composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist as well as an experienced conductor.   In 1995 Herman Delago travelled to Indonesia for the first time and was fascinated by variety of interesting cultures and music. His journey started in Bali and not long after he arrived at Lake Toba/Samosir island.   In Samosir he got to know its traditional music as well as the fascinating details about its geographical and geological history. Similar to Tyrol, Samosir is an attractive destination for tourists from all over the world. Warm hearted people and a very pleasant climate made Delago stay there for several months. He gathered with the `Bataks` – the local people – in a place called `kedai tuak` and often heard their traditional Batak songs. Delago got more and more interested and after learning and singing their songs, he also learnt the Indonesian language and gradually Samosir island turned into his second home.
- 13.11.2011 - TOBATAK music introduction
- 03.11.2011 - Viky and Herman`s story by Viky Sianipar  Butet is the first single of the Tobatak Album. This is a very nice old Batak songs and probably the most popular Batak Song in Indonesia (and perhaps in the whole world). The song has so many interesting story behind to Batak people in general as well as to us.  HERMANN`S STORY  Hermann came to Indonesia the first time in 1995 after have had a recommendation from one of his friend in Ims, Austria. The hometown fellow had told Hermann how great experiences he has had during his staying in Bali. Especially the story about nice people and rich culture of Bali had also made Hermann very interested with this tropical island and decided to come.


Bataksong Collaboration Project

♪♫ ▓▓║ TOBATAK ║▓▓[ ♫♪

Guestsingers & -musicians:
Dewi Marpaung, Dany K.
Manu Delago, Korem Sihombing
and more ...

official album release:
Indonesia by MS Productions, January 6th 2012
Worldwide by BSC Music/Prudence (Rough Trade), January 27th 2012

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