The Jakarta Post
A press conference for Hip Hip Hura is attended by Chrisye's wife, Yanti Noor (left), Swara Gembira initiator Oi (center) and Swara Gembira mentor Guruh Soekarnoputra in Kemang, South Jakarta, on Nov.26. (Swara Gembira/File)
Swara Gembira youth community is set to honor late musician Chrisye in its upcoming performance, Hip Hip Hura, slated for Dec. 8 at Livespace in the Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD), South Jakarta.
The singer of “Seperti yang Kau Minta” (Like What You’ve Asked), who passed away in 2007, was known for his timeless tracks and creative music videos that featured Indonesian culture, hence the youth community aims to introduce Chrisye to the younger generation.
Young artists perform Chrisye’s songs in Hip Hip Hura, among them are Kunto Aji, Vira Talisa and Fauzan Lubis from Sisitipsi band. Elfa’s Choir, Indonesia’s largest punk community, Marjinal, traditional masked dance community Reog Ponorogo Simo Giri Sampurno and “cassette jockey” Pemuda Sinarmas will also participate in the event.
Indonesian culture from different provinces will be presented on stage, from the stage itself, decorations, costumes, dance and makeup. Audience members can expect to see cultures from Bali, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, South Sulawesi, Melayu, Dayak from Kalimantan and Sumba from East Nusa Tenggara in the performance.
Tickets can be bought offline and online, with prices starting at Rp 300,000 (US$20.66).
Established in March 2017, Swara Gembira has held shows where they appreciate works from legendary musicians, including Guruh Soekarnoputra and the late Yockie Suryo Prayogo. (wir/kes)