Jogja HipHop Foundation
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Location: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage
Indonesia’s foremost crew stands in the cultural cross-hairs, rapping across language and other borders. Hailing from one of Indonesia’s artistic well-springs, Yogyakarta, this sharp Javanese collective promotes tolerance and pluralism. Jogja Hip Hop Foundation takes on corruption and inequality with wit and hooks that meld global and indigenous trance rhythms, Indonesian pop and gamelan music, and ancient Javanese poetry and literature. According to its founder, Moh Zuki, Jogja Hip Hop Foundation was established to promote diversity and pluralism. The group takes traditional Javanese literature classic epics such as Centhini and Gathalco and reinterprets it for a new audience, reinvigorating an interest in the country’s rich past.
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