"Indonesian-born Chitarra’s spellbinding vocal has a vulnerable and honeyed tone that exudes a beauty that moves every inch of its listener."
--- When The Horn Blows, UK
"The thing we love about Chitarra is her ability to keep it simplistic, all while maintaining intricate vibrancy." --- BuzzMusicLA, US
Chitarra is an Indonesian-born singer and songwriter currently residing in Los Angeles, US. Bringing her roots in Indonesian music traditions and blending them with contemporary sound, she has created a unique sonic experience that transcends geographical and cultural borders.
Being born in a musical family--a father who is one of Indonesia's legendary composers, and an aunt who is also one of the country's prominent divas--Chitarra grew up, rooted in the many layers of music. From the sublime sounds of Indonesian traditional music to the Classical European tunes.
Chitarra started her music career in 2009 as half of the Indonesian electronic ethnic duo, Parisude. As part of the duo, she released two albums--an EP "Sudut Pandang" in 2011 and a full album "Trikaya Parisude" in 2013. The following year, in 2014, Chitarra moved to Los Angeles to study Vocal Performance at Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) and graduated with high distinction in 2016.
In April 2020, Chitarra was setting her path and marching to the beat of her drum by releasing her debut single, "Rules of the Jungle". The single was her re-introduction as a solo artist after a few years of hiatus from the music scene. "Rules of the Jungle" had also successfully gained respectable attention within the Indonesian indie music sphere. Following up on the success of her first single, "Chasing Hearts" was launched in August 2020. This second single was inspired by the organic process of love searching where Chitarra explored interweaving melodies and soothing soundscapes to create an ethereal melodrama.
Both “Rules of the Jungle” and “Chasing Hearts” are planned to be a part of Chitarra's debut mini-album “The World In Me”. The release of the mini-album is currently postponed.