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Ministers set to stun Java Jazz audience

  • Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 2 2018   /  01:56 am

Taking a break from their daily grind, several Cabinet ministers are getting ready to croon some tunes in the prestigious Java Jazz music festival in a group they call the Elek Yo Band.

The band, whose name its members humorously derived from the Javanese phrase elek yo ben (I don’t care if it is bad), is to perform at 8 p.m. on Friday at the JIExpo Kemayoran in Central Jakarta.

“Tomorrow [Friday], our band will be reinforced by Pak Hanif, Bu Ani, Bu Retno, Pak Basuki, Pak Budi Karya, Pak Teten and me,” Triawan Munaf, head of the Creative Economy Agency, told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.

He referred to Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi and the chief of the Presidential Special Staff, Teten Masduki.

The band will also fea...