Jogja HipHop Foundation

Jogja HipHop Foundation

Center Stage

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Jogja HipHop Foundation
On tour as part of Center StageSM

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7:30pm
Target Free Thursdays
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.

Presented in collaboration with the Asia Society.

Center StageSM is made possible by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, and with additional support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Asian Cultural Council, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. General management for Center StageSM is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.

 

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