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Java Jazz Festival

Java Jazz Festival

 

The Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival, more frequently referred to as The Java Jazz Festival, is arguably the biggest jazz festival in the southern hemisphere, and is one of the largest gatherings of jazz fans and musicians all over the world. It is an annual event occurring every March si...

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Kekal

 

Kekal are a heavy metal and electronic fusion band which formed in 1995 in Jakarta, Indonesia, and is still operating, although under slightly unusual circumstances. Kekal was one of the first heavy metal bands from Southeast Asia to make an impression on the international music market, and they ...

Slank

Slank

 

Slank are a very long running and very successful rock band from Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. It was founded by some teenagers in a street alley called Gang Potlot in 1983, and as of 2017 they have released 22 studio albums, 4 live albums, 3 international albums and been featured in 3 ...

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Sunny Side Up Tropical Festival

 

Located on the beautiful and tropical island of Bali, this popular August event is a two day music festival which attracts plenty of local talent as well as international headliners, artists and DJs from a huge variety of different genres to entertain a huge crowd of spectators in a boutique and ...

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Music Venues in Bali

 

Bali is world renowned as an electronic music and clubbers paradise, with people travelling from every corner of the planet to immerse themselves in the thriving nightlife, however, below the flashing lights and lively parties there are a number of places where live music performers take to the s...

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Ten 2 Five

 

Since 2004, Ten 2 Five have been an Indonesian alternative acoustic act singing in both Indonesian and English. The unique name originates from a routine band practice that took place every Saturday between 10am and 5pm as the band were starting out. While a few members have dropped out of the ba...

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The Ladies of Indonesian Music

 

There are some very talented and inspiring women in the Indonesian music scene, both individual solo artists and groups, who are creating original and beautiful work while encouraging young women to take the spotlight in their wake. Here are just some examples of the hundreds women paving the roa...

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dMasiv: Massive on the Indo music scene

 

Jakarta's d'Masiv are rightly regarded as being at the forefront of the Indonesian rock scene, along with bands such as Nidji and Noah. Formed in 2003, D'massiv consist of vocalist Rian Ekky Pradipta, guitarists Nurul Damar Ramadan and Aditya Marsall, drummer Wahyu Piadji and bassist Rayyi Kurnia...

Indonesian Jazz Festival

Indonesian Jazz Festival

 

When considering the name of the country featuring the globe's largest jazz festival, many people would most likely suggest America? Or somewhere in Western Europe? But the answer is somewhat more surprising. Believe it or not, the world's largest annual jazz festival actually takes place in I...

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J Rocks – Rocking the Indo music scene

 

Since forming in Indonesia over a decade ago, J-Rocks have been wowing an army of devoted fans with their energetic brand of Japanese-influenced rock n roll. Lead vocalist Taufik Rachman, together with guitarist Sony Ismail Robbayani, bassist Swara Wima Yoga and drummer Anton Rudi Kelces, began t...

Power Slaves

Power Slaves – Rich Rock n Roll

 

Their website might state '100% rock n roll', and they might take their name from an album by English heavy metal giants Iron Maiden, but there is far more to this Indonesian band than just bombastic loud guitars. Indonesian music fans are known for their appreciation of energetic music, but they...

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The Djakarta Warehouse Project

 

Djakarta Warehouse Project is Ismaya Live's annual dance music festival. They accomplished to be the biggest dance music festival in Indonesia, and also one of the biggest in Asia. The festival has featured the best International acts and Indonesia's best electronic artists/djs. With the high...

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Power Slaves – Up The Tempo

 

The statement on the Power Slaves website, that the band indulge in '100% rock n roll' is certainly no empty boast. Check out the clip of their track 'Indonesia'.This bears all the hallmarks of a classic rock video, with close-ups of the various instruments are they are introduced to the track. T...

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Shorthand Phonetics – Music and Film

 

Most rock bands are content to live up to a certain set of expectations. This often follows a well-worn pattern: the first album is packed full of punchy material designed to gain maximum attention. By the second album, the emphasis might be on taking things down a gear, with many outfits display...

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The colourful world of Indo rock

 

The Indonesia music scene is incredibly rich and varied, benefiting from a range of influences, historic and cultural. Its location on the Pacific rim is ideal for soaking up many of the musical styles which are prevalent amongst other Far Eastern nations.But one form of music that seems to have ...

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