- 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
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.
- 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.
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.