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Businesspeople look to give space for street musicians

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 31, 2017   /   04:30 pm
Businesspeople look to give space for street musicians Dozens of street musicians from Greater Jakarta wait for an audition at the Street Music Institute (IMJ) secretariat in Depok, West Java, on Tuesday. (Warta Kota/Budi Sam Lauw)

Fifty street musicians will perform in front of businesspeople in Greater Jakarta next week after they passed auditions for the Support Performance Card (Supercard) program that will give them the opportunity to perform at various establishments.

They will show off their musical skills in front of entrepreneurs who run malls, cafes, restaurants and hotels in Greater Jakarta next Monday in an event held by the card's initiator Street Music Institute (IMJ) in conjunction with the Education and Culture Ministry.

IMJ founder Andi Malewa said that after next Monday's event, the businesspeople and the ministry would "team up to give space for expression by the street musicians," according to a report by wartakota.tribunnews.com on Wednesday.

Previously, the street musicians joined an audition to obtain the card, as well as taking part in a workshop by prominent drummer Gilang Ramadhan.

Through such assistance it is expected that the musicians will not go back to the streets to earn a living. (agn)