Aboda ("to serve" in hebrew) is an emergent indonesian group, integrated by four young brothers: Timotius Noya (piano & keyboards), Fanuel Noya (drums), Filémon Noya (guitars) and Clement Noya (bass). It's style oscillate between smooth jazz, fusion and gospel, with an exquisite sound.
The band was formed around 1999, and its main motivation was rearrange old Christian songs, especially hymns, for the new generations that many times consider them as outdated or even prehistoric. This motivation had its first effects, when the band won the first prize in the Psallö Christian Music Festival in Bogor 2004 (at the time the band was still named Worshippers).
In 2006, Victorious Music offered Aboda to make a debut album with them even though the band’s repertoire is limited. This album was titled as "Today in Paradise" and it was released in June, 2007. Today in Paradise contain traditional christian hymns and original compositions of the band.
It's important to mention that today, Aboda is also known not only in gospel music, but also secular music for bringing their mission more widely to all segments of listener.
Official Facebook page of Aboda: http://www.facebook.com/aboda.music