Who is Dira Sugandi?
Dira Yulianti Sugandi is an Indonesian singer and actress. She was born in Bandung, West Java on July 29, 1979 into a family with a strong singing tradition. She began her singing career as a vocal performance major in the Music Department at Pelita Harapan, earning her Bachelor Degree in 2006. She has performed with many Indonesian groups and musicians, such as SOULMATE, Maestro Big Band, Rieka Roslan, SOVA, Imam Praz Quartet, ARAB Jazz, and the Pelita Harapan University Big Band and with foreign musicians such as Incognito in Bandung, Surabaya, Makassar, Medan and in Bali, Singapore, Jakarta and with Keith Martin in Bandung, and with the Yellowjackets in Jakarta and Bandung. In 2009, she was awarded the Indonesian Young Jazz Talent Award at the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival where she sang a song called Lucky in a duet with American singer, Jason Mraz.
Her debut album “Something About the Girl” was produced by Incognito‘s Jean-Paul Maunick a.k.a. Bluey and was released in 2010 in the UK, Japan and Indonesia. The album features 12 songs, primarily in English, with two cuts in Indonesian including "Kami Cinta Indonesia" written by Harry Roesli.
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on July 23, 2013
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