About the band

“Cayu” means “wood” in Indonesian. This expresses well the philosophy of the band. The group writes songs which are mostly performed on wooden instruments: violin, guitar, acoustic bass, along with keyboard and percussion. Cayu’s texts are lyrical and at the same time dynamic and down to earth. The topics range from women’s rights to protecting the environment, and many are simply joyous celebrations of life. Cayu also plays traditional world music, performing songs in 10 different languages. The band truly stands for diversity from the heart of UN city Bonn.

"There is some fascinating new music being laid down by Cayu these days alongside the older evergreens of their past repertoire", writes John Hurd in Bonn's premier English music blog. "3 Songs Bonn", 

The group of performers:

Singer song-writer and fiddler Eva Henneken (from Germany); singer song-writer and guitarist John Hay (from Scotland); pianist Budi Rosadiawan (from Indonesia) and bassist Guga Paris and percussionist Alex Paris (both from Brazil)

See also our info page in German

 

Upcoming CAYU performances in 2022

  • 1. May: Alststadt Fest Bonn (Marienschule) 16:00 - 18:00

  • 15. May: Macke Viertel Fest at Kult41 in Bonn, 14:00 - 18:00

  • 21. May: Zonta (womens' rights club) founding event in Festsaal Universität Bonn : 16:00 - 19:00

  • 12.6. Baumwächter (tree protectors) event "Für die Bäume ein Fest" am alten Zoll Bonn, ca 14:00

  • 9. July: FOLk!Picknick, Kunstrasen Bonn Gronau, 14:00

  • 29. August: 'Musik unter der Zeder,' Bad Godesberg, 19:30

  • 3. September: Wesselinger Lichter Festival (19:30)

  • 8. October: Bücherei St. Nikolaus, Bonn-Kessenich (19:00)

Contact

John Hay, Email: johnhay8888@gmail.com. Tel: +491722586944

Eva Henneken. Email: eva.henneken@web.de. Tel. +4917630184274