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American Malaikat dan Singa Is Big in (and About) Indonesia

A famous series of ads for Rosetta Stone tells a fictional narrative about some Midwestern farmboy intensively learning Italian to get with an beautiful Italian woman. The pitch seems to be that learning a new language opens up new opportunities, and since it is advertising, the sexual opportunities are top priority.

Arrington de Dionyso, most famous for his work in the K Records noise-rock band Old Time Relijun, took up the Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia) about six years ago for reasons the farmboy would recognize: He wanted to impress a woman he was dating at the time. But his amorous aspirations also coincided with his musical aspirations in starting what would become his current project, Malaikat dan Singa.

Malaikat dan Singa is scheduled to play at Trunk Space on April 18, at 7:30.

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Mike Bogumill
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