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At a glimpse: Music from the decades

  • Felix Dass

    Contributor

  /   Sun, May 15 2011   /  08:00 am

After two successful years, Djakarta Artmosphere’s performances are now available on DVD. The DVD captures just how good Indonesian music can be.

The idea of putting musical acts from two different generations on one stage is brilliant.

Did you ever imagine Navicula, a group of grunge gentlemen from Bali, playing back to back with God Bless, the legendary rock band, who seem like they could be Navicula’s grandfathers?

Or, even Sylvia Saartje’s long-missed act, which made Gugun and the Blues Shelter even better performing as her backup band?

Well, for those who missed last year’s Djakarta Artmosphere, those performances are available on DVD.

“It’s evidence that Indonesian music rules on its own soil. We make sure there are independent bands worth checking out as well as seniors like God Bless who are still around and kicking. The mainstream ...