Cintamu (nlpeter ft. lucie)

Cintamu (Your love) is the first Indonesian song that I composed myself. In the video I sing together with Lucie. I wrote this song early last year, when we were sitting in our garden under the cherry blossom tree, enjoying the first warm and nice days of spring. A clear blue sky, a little breeze, a blackbird singing, my smiling …

Protecting Indonesia’s street children

“Indonesian authorities have launched a campaign to protect thousands of children who live on the streets of the capital Jakarta. The move follows one man’s admission that he raped, murdered and mutilated at least 10 street kids. Officials are concerned that many more children may have been his victims.” Let’s hope that the Indonesian authorities will be able to protect …

Happy New Year Song (remake)

I am pleased to present the audio remake of the Happy New Year Song that I wrote and published in december 2007. The remake is a music production with newly recorded drums, bass, guitars, and vocals by Lucie and me. Play the video below to listen ….. Starting today, the song is for sale in major on-line web shops. So …

Jangan Menyerah (d’Masiv)

Jangan Menyerah is a beautiful song by the Indonesian band d’Masiv. Jangan Menyerah means “don’t give up” or “don’t surrender”. The band has produced a video clip with beautiful images of life in Indonesia, inspired by a true story of a friend. In this song I play 4 acoustic guitar tracks. Being inspired by the original video clip of d’Massiv, …

Live performance on Friday the 18th of September

I will give a live performance on Friday the 18th of September on an Indonesian Evening, organized by PPI Enschede. You can find the details at the PPIE website. The evening starts at 18:00, and my performance will be from 18:15 till 18:30. I will play some Indonesian songs that I did not yet publish on the Internet. Entrance to …

Live on Ranesi radio worldwide

I am happy to announce that on thursday 30th of July I will be interviewed by Ranesi radio, live from their studio in Hilversum, Netherlands. The broadcast starts at 13:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time), in Indonesia this is at 18:00 WIB. You can listen to the interview worldwide: Internet, satellite, shortwave radio (Indonesia only) and over 80 Indonesian radio …

Usah Kau Lara Sendiri, in memory of the tsunami in 2004

The song Usah Kau Lara Sendiri was originally sung by Ruth Sahanaya and Katon Bagaskara. The translation of the title is โ€œDon’t despair all aloneโ€. This cover version with the accompanying video was made in memory of the tsunami in December 2004 and is dedicated to all victims of this tragic disaster. The video also represents the personal story of …

Videos of Radio Netherlands Worldwide visiting nlpeter at home

Reporters of Ranesi, Radio Nederland Siaran Bahasa Indonesia, recently visited me in my hometown Enschede. First they shot a video while I was singing in the streets of the city centre. At the same time Dutch people were interviewed about Indonesian pop music. You can watch this video here. Later they made a second video in my home. They filmed …

Ada Cinta (Acha Septriasa and Irwansyah)

It is more than a year ago that I heared the song Ada Cinta (by Acha Septriasa and Irwansyah) for the first time. I immediately liked the vocals and the beautiful guitar combined with the orchestra. At that time I didn’t seriously plan to make a cover of the song, but I tried to learn the guitar. I like this …

Chrisye Masterpiece CD collection and biography

Today, 2 years after the legendary Indonesian musician Chrisye passed away, I would like to look back on his life and career by writing about 2 wonderful products, the Chrisye Masterpiece Trilogy and the book Chrisye, sebuah memoar musikal. I would also like to point you to the song Telah pergi sahabat tercinta, a cover that I published exactly one …

Live in Enschede: video’s

On the 14th of march I gave a live performance on the Borneo Identity Event in Enschede. This was my first live concert in the Netherlands with Indonesian songs. The audience consisted for a large part of Indonesians. Two friendly gentlemen from the Indonesian Embassy had come all the way from Den Haag to Enschede to enjoy the shows and …

14th of march: live performance in Enschede

On saturday 14th of march I will give a live performance at the Borneo Identity Event. This event is organized by the Indonesian Student Association PPI in Enschede, to promote Borneo (Kalimantan) island for its rich cultural diversity. You can find more information about the program on the website of the Borneo Identity Event. The event is open to anybody, …

Semua Tentang Kita (Peter Pan)

Semua Tentang Kita is on the Taman Langit album, recorded by Peter Pan in 2003. I bought this album in Indonesia 2 years ago. On my recording I play 2 guitar tracks on my Fender Stratocaster and 2 string tracks on my Roland synthesizer.

Happy 2009

I wrote this song to wish you a very happy new year!! May all your dreams come true ๐Ÿ™‚ A new version of this song is now for sale on-line.

Backstage at a concert of Peter Pan

In Jakarta I was invited to visit the concert of Peter Pan on 19th of october in Ancol, Jakarta. And not just visit……. I could go backstage, and there would be an opportunity to meet up with the musicians. So I went there early evening, accompanied by Sandy from Delta FM radio. Upon arrival it was immediately clear that this …