Apr 22, 2024 Last Updated 1:12 AM, Apr 19, 2024

Music

Indonesians call for climate action through music

Self-education and lived experience of the impacts of climate change, are driving a grassroots environmental movement

Making music together

At Earhouse Songwriting Club music is not only about the performer or performance, but also about the audience and the act of listening

Concerts for cash

Indonesia has a plan to boost the economy through large-scale arts, cultural and sporting events, but are they ready?

Review: 25 years of music activism

For two decades Bali-based rock band Navicula’s mission has been to tackle some of the country’s biggest social and environmental ills

Review: Martial arts meet musical performance

The Fighting Art of Pencak Silat and Its Music reveals the multitude of martial arts practices and celebrations

Staging local identity in West Java

Performance groups negotiate between Islam and Sundanese tradition

Sacred Sita

Tradition and innovation in an OzAsia collaboration  

Nova Ruth: stages of collaboration

A singer for all seasons at ease with many musical repertoires and traditions

Hip hop with attitude

Rappers express their music in a Javanese way in Yogyakarta

Punkrock and global protest culture

An environmental movement is generating new forms of resistance by fusing traditional and contemporary Balinese art with social media

Urban Christian aspirations

A new interdenominational Christian movement is gaining momentum in urban centres

Battle of the bands

The influence of music videos in the 2014 electoral campaign

Review: Exploring the musical pasts of the Toba Batak

Julia Byl’s ethnographic study reveals a musical tradition formed by its interactions with other cultures and musical influences  

T-shirt cosmopolitanism

Popular forms of writing in public reveal the richness of Balinese revitalisation

Connecting with tradition

A nearly extinct rural Sundanese art form is being revived in an urban setting

Review: Taking a musical journey in Sumatra

Margaret Kartomi’s life-long devotion to bringing Sumatran music to the world is revealed in her major contribution to analysing and preserving this musical heritage

Soft diplomacy in heavy metal

Indonesia’s liberal art scene attracts adventurous Australian artists

What gives rise to moral outrage?

Rather than being merely the result of religious extremism, recent cases of moral outrage point to a wide range of current political and social problems

Rock music and social activism on the internet

Bali rockers Navicula find a platform for social change in online social media

A second revolution?

Dangdut music continues to be a vital part of Indonesian popular culture

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