Hip Hop Jawa Haiku : The Asahi Shimbun, Today

Ken Sawitri (Indonesia) Published for the 1st time in ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray on July 17th, 2014 Selected by David McMurray




Like for the Javanese, music plays an integral role in the life of Native Americans, it refers to a range of traditional beliefs and practices concerned with communication with the spiritual world.

About the ‘javanese hip hop’ you can read these links:

David Rubinstein Atrium. Broadway at 63rd St. (212-546-2656)–Nov. 15: The Jogja Hip Hop Foundation, which comes from the Javanese city of Yogyakarta, an Indonesian artistic and cultural center, mixes pop, gamelan, and trance sounds with ancient poetry and up-to-the-minute beats and raps.

It’s hip-hop music like you’ve never heard it before. Jogja Hip HopFoundation are a collective of veterans from the Yogyakarta hip-hop scene who rap in Javanese, feature traditional instruments like the gamelan in their music and reference classical Javanese literature in their lyrics. The Indonesian group are one of the highlights of the Esplanade’s Malay arts festival Pesta Raya.

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