Diana Susanti

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Diana Susanti (born 06 April 2003) is an Indonesian composer, singer and instrumentalist. She is also co-founder of Indonesia-based record label, ANDA Entertainments Records. Diana Susanti gained international attention after her release "Alhamdulillah" is highly appreciated in African streaming platform, Boomplay Music[1].

Diana Susanti
Young woman grip her eyeglasses during her trips
Diana Susanti at her trips around Timika
Background information
Born (2003-04-06) April 6, 2003 (age 18)
Timika, Papua, Indonesia
OriginTimika, Papua
Genres
  • Classiceastique
  • R&B
  • Islamic
Occupation(s)Composer, Singer, Instrumentalist
InstrumentsStage Grand Piano, Violin, Santoor, Oud, Acoustic Guitar
Years active2018–present
Labels
  • ANDA Entertainments Records (2020 - present)
Associated actsSami Yusuf, Joseph Phillipus
Websitedianasusantimusic.wordpress.com

Born in Timika[2], 6 April 2003, from non-musical family background[3], her interest in music has begun since she became a music conductor in her elementary school choir team. In 2016, in her Junior High School, she was composed her first song which became her school march. In May 2020, through her record label, ANDA Entertainments Records, she has released her fourth album "Because of You". This album had a great acceptance from Muslim local communities and has been accepted in Africa. In early 2021, because her natural talent, she has released her classical music album "New Life". This album brought a huge success for Diana Susanti and her record label, and her name is known by local Gospel Composers as Classical Composer[4]

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Raised in the religious family, her family has educated her as well in Islamic culture. But, her interest in music began when she became a conductor in her elementary school's choir team. She fell in love with music. Although there is no any musical background from her parents, Diana is open-minded person that always accept new thing such music, and her family especially her mother always support her interest. In early 2012, her mother bought a keyboard to improve her talent in music. She more often learnt music since that moment. In 2014, she moved to Lamongan, but she keeps her talent. In 2016, in her Junior high school, she was composed her first song for her Junior High School march. She with her friends try to make something different. Finally, she and all her friends founded ANDA Entertainments in Lamongan[5].

Career[edit | edit source]

In May 2018, she moved back to her hometown, Mimika, to continue her education in there. She has interested in classical music when she listened to Mozart composition unconditionally. She was introduced to Gospel music composers by her friends to learn classical music genre. In the same time, Diana learn to Islamic elders to improve her religion.

Diana Susanti with her car, captured after her concert

Diana in 2019, has learn so much. Her life was stressed by her affairs on ANDA Entertainments. She tried to get her mind calm down. Every night, she pray to get God’s advices. In the end of 2019, she finally decided to start her new album project. This project is biggest project that she’d ever worked for. Based on her experiences, she tried to combine many genres in one album. She connected with Islamic Organization to provide backing vocals for her new album. In March 2020, this album project has done.

And in Ramadan 1441 H (May 2020), finally she decided to release this album publicly. And she named this album “Because of You”. This album is described her spiritual journey during a few years ago, when she tried to find God’s Peace. In this album, she combine many genres, including modern musics genres such R&B, traditional musics such Arabic and Persian, and Western Music such European Classical Music Style. This album become her milestone in her musical career.

In August 2020, she with local Islamic Organization has recorded one single as her last single release. This single was done in 2 weeks. And in 4 September 2020, Diana released this single titled “Alhamdulillah”. This single is her last single in this period before she focused on her educational matters. This single is showing her grateful for everything she have done. Especially, this single is dedicated to her mother who keep support her during her life.

In early 2021, because her natural talent, she decided to release her instrumental album, "New Life". This album was recorded in various places in Mimika, but completed in Ramadan. In production of this album, she was partnered with Classiceastique Foundation. In its release date, many of her religion, that they thought that Diana changed to a Christian, but Diana had denied this. Diana tell to public that she is Muslimah, never change. But, "New Life" had a great acceptance from music lovers, especially from Classical music lovers in East Indonesia.[6]

She has been dreaming that her musics inspire everyone. And her vision in musical journey is inspire everyone to a better world.

Discography[edit | edit source]

Title Album Details
DIANa
  • Release Date: December 27, 2018
  • Label: ANDA Entertainments Records
  • Format: CD, Digital Download
Because of You
  • Release Date: May 20, 2020
  • Label: ANDA Entertainments Records
  • Format: CD, Digital Download
New Life
  • Release Date: May 28, 2021
  • Label: ANDA Entertainments Records
  • Format: CD, Digital Download

Honour[edit | edit source]

Diana’s career is growing up quickly day by day. When she released her album, “Because of You”, so many Muslim communities likes herself. And the local government, has appreciate her. One of Muslim Community declared her as “New Spirit From The East”. But she won’t be proud of that. “I just try what I can” she said in one of interview. But local communities salute her for uniting different religions communities through her musics[7].

References[edit | edit source]

  1. LHX, TRANSSION:. "Diana Susanti-Boomplay Music". Boomplay Music - WebPlayer. Retrieved 2021-07-09.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. "About". Diana Susanti Official Website (in Indonesian). 2020-06-18. Retrieved 2021-07-08.
  3. "Kenapa Saya Memilih Menjadi Komposer Daripada Seorang Penyanyi? – #DSBlog". Diana Susanti Official Website (in Indonesian). 2021-07-11. Retrieved 2021-07-11.
  4. Records, ANDA Entertainments (2021-05-28). "[PRESS RELEASE] Diana Susanti Has Been Release Her Anticipated Fifth Album "New Life"". ANDA Entertainments Records News. Retrieved 2021-07-09.
  5. "Diana Susanti". ANDA Entertainments Records (in Indonesian). 2020-08-20. Retrieved 2021-07-08.
  6. Records, ANDA Entertainments (2021-05-28). "[PRESS RELEASE] Diana Susanti Has Been Release Her Anticipated Fifth Album "New Life"". ANDA Entertainments Records News. Retrieved 2021-07-08.
  7. "About". Diana Susanti Official Website (in Indonesian). 2020-06-18. Retrieved 2021-07-11.

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