The Jakarta Post
Gugun (center), Jono (left) and Bowie (right) from Gugun Blues Shelter perform at @america Pacific Place in Jakarta. JP/Putera Hasudungan Young people often associate blues with old-school people who have thick and long beard, smelly body and frequent bars for hang out. A recent show and talk by Gugun Blues Shelter (GBS) at @america, Pacific Place, Jakarta, could reverse the perception about blues.
Muhammad “Gugun” Gunawan, Muhammad “Jono” John and Aditya “Bowie” Gunawan entered the stage at 7 p.m. They directly heated up the atmosphere and entertained the audience with two songs.
After finishing their performance, they got a discussion about blues with Rolling Stone Indonesia executive editor Wendi Putranto.
“For me, blues represents spirit of reform, spirit of rebellion, [and] spirit of youth exactly. It is not an old and rickety music anymore,” sa...