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Jakarta Post

Dangdut singer faces Bandung ban over 'sexy' act

  • Yuli Tri Suwarni

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Wed, April 16 2008   /  12:31 pm

Bandung Mayor Dada Rosada said Tuesday he would bar dangdut singer Dewi Persik from performing in the city unless she toned down her stage act, which he described as sexually provocative. "I'm not banning Dewi from Bandung, but I will prevent her from performing with her current style. But if she wants to change her act and appearance, then she can play here," Dada said in Bandung, the capital of West Java province. The singer had been scheduled to give a show at Kebun Waru penitentiary on April 29. Dada said Bandung had been declared an art and culture city, but that Dewi's stage show did not qualify as either. "Art and culture should be aesthetic in nature. I've had frequent discussions with ulema who say life would lack joy without art and culture. Life would also be meaningless without religion," he said. The mayor said he had ...