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KLa Project

KLa Project is a music group from Indonesia which was formed by the Marcels, Lilo (Romulo Radjadin), Adi Adrian, and Ari Burhani in 1988. KLa’s name is derived from the initials of this band, while the use of the small letter “a” aims to indicate the presence of two persons who have the initial letter ‘A’ KLa was formed by Katon, Lilo, Adi, and Ari in 1988 in Tebet, Jakarta. They released their first album “KLa” in 1989 which scored hits such as Range Asmara, About Us, Time Remaining, and my song. In 1991, KLa launched his second album titled “Second” where there is a monumental track entitled Yogyakarta. With their third album (White Sands – 1992) they scored hits like Do not You Love and Soulmate. Although KLa Project’s music was ahead of it’s time their music is still popular today. They continue to steal the hearts of many music listeners and also have a fan base who call themselves KLanis.

After the launch of their third album, Ari Burhani left the band and switch roles as ttheir manager. KLa then continued with three people and completed two albums, Purple (1994) and V (1995). In March 2001, the band had fewer members. However KLa still continued to go on despite having only Katon and Adi . Then in 2003, KLa decided to add three new members, Erwin Prasetya, Yoel Vai, and Goro Day . Their name was changed to NuKLa. NuKLa had released one album in 2004 titled “New Chapter”. In 2006, Erwin Prasetya decided to leave NuKLa because of differences in vision. Shortly thereafter, Katon stated that NuKLa would return to the original name of KLa Project.

In early 2009, KLa did a reunion album called KLa Returns which consisted of three members from the original band: Katon, Lilo, and Adi. Some members of KLa Project had a solo career as well. Katon has released six albums, Adi scored two albums, and Lilo just one album.

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