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Band of ministers to perform at charity concert for Lombok earthquake victims

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Jakarta  /  Thu, August 9, 2018  /  02:36 pm
Band of ministers to perform at charity concert for Lombok earthquake victims

Elek Yo Band, consisting of several Cabinet ministers, performed at Java Jazz 2018 in March. Pictured here is Finance Minister Sri Mulyani (left), Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) head Triawan Munaf (second left), Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri (second right) and Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. ( Purnomo)

Elek Yo Band, made up of Cabinet ministers, is slated to perform at a charity concert held on Thursday to help earthquake victims in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.

Music observer Adib Hidayat, who also initiated the concert, shared the news via Twitter. 

Elek Yo Band consists of Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) head Triawan Munaf, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki.

The band first performed at the wedding reception of State Secretary Pratikno’s daughter in Yogyakarta in December. It has also performed in Java Jazz 2018 with jazz-pop duo Endah N Rhesa.

Read also: 40 musicians to perform at charity concert for Lombok earthquake victims

Held at Cilandak Town Square, South Jakarta, "Konser Kemanusiaan untuk Lombok" (Humanity Concert for Lombok) will feature more than 40 musicians, including Glenn Fredly, Armand Maulana and Dewa Budjana, Jimi Multhazam of The Upstairs, Tompi, Andien, Rossa, RAN and more.     

Marsudi also shared the concert via Instagram, reported by Antara news agency. “Hold tight, walk together. Let us share to help our brothers and sisters in Lombok,” she said in the post.

According to Adib, money from the concert will be combined with funds raised by him and Superman is Dead drummer Jerinx aka I Gede Ari Astina on (wng)

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