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Tribute concert raises millions for songwriter Yockie

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, January 26, 2018  /  11:57 am
Tribute concert raises millions for songwriter Yockie

The "Pagelaran Sang Bahaduri" (Hero's Performance) concert, held on Jan. 24 at Taman Ismail Marzuki in Central Jakarta, raised over Rp 500 million for legendary musician and songwriter Yockie Suryo Prayogo, who was hospitalized recently. (Shutterstock/File)

The “Pagelaran Sang Bahaduri” (Hero's Performance) concert was held on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Jakarta Theatre of Taman Ismail Marzuki, as a fundraiser as well as a tribute to legendary songwriter Yockie Suryo Prayogo, who has been hospitalized for complications resulting from diabetes, cirrhosis and a stroke.

The concert featured generations of musicians who have performed Yockie’s hit songs, including Aning Katamsi and Che “Cupumanik”, Nicky Astria and Windy Setiadi, Gilang Samsoe, Keenan Nasution, Dhenok Wahyudi and Fryda Lucyana.

They were also joined by Benny Soebardja and Kadri Mohamad, Louise Hutauruk, D’Masiv, Fadly “Padi”, Glenn Fredly and Mondo Gascaro, along with the ITB Music Community comprising Tika Wibisono, Fariz RM and Sarah Anjani, Dira Sugandi, Bonita, Once and Derby Nasution, Berlian Hutahuruk and Ariyo Wahab.

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The organizers of the “Pagelaran Sang Bahaduri” concert announced that it had raised a total of Rp 514.04 million (US$38,600). Aside from raising funds for the ailing musician-songwriter, the show paid tribute to Yockie’s contributions to Indonesian music.

Yockie Suryo Prayogo was once a member of rock band Godbless, Kantata Takwa and Swami. In 1977, Yockie, along with Chrisye and Eros Djarot, released the critically acclaimed album Badai Pasti Berlalu (The Storm Will Surely Pass). Rolling Stone magazine rated it “one of the best Indonesian albums ever released”. Yockie explored the pop and rock genres on his solo albums.

Separately, crowdfunding website reported that by Jan. 25, it had gathered Rp 161,051,753 of its target of Rp 500 million in donations for Yockie. (rzf/asw)