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Jonathan Hugh-Jones worked as a VSO for a publishing compnay in Bandung, Sunda (West Java), from 1978 - 1980. For two years he had lessons on the kacapi zither with the son of the best known Sundanese traditional musician/composer Mang Kokok Koswara, Tatang Benjamin, a professor at teh Bandung conservatoire, and he attended many performances. He subsequently worked for an OXFAM famine relief team in Karamoja, eastern Uganda, for several months in 1981, and in 1986 - 1987 he worked in refugee camps in Thailand and also in Burma via a small development agency, giving training in health to forest villagers of the Karen people.

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