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Jakarta Post

Greater Jakarta: Graveyard turned into ‘dangdutan’ venue

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 12 2018   /  01:17 am

Public cemeteries in Jakarta not only serve as final resting places, but also as party venues with live music.

A video showing a dangdut concert being held on a stage erected next to a cemetery has gone viral.

A Twitter user identified as Yuwandi, with the handle @juriglagu, uploaded the video on Saturday, showing a singer on the stage accompanied by musicians playing loud dangdut music, while several people were seen dancing to the music on graves located in front of the stage.

The user wrote in the caption: “Kondangan [attending a party] on the road checked, kondangan above railway checked, kondangan at graveyard?” It is a clear reference to the Indonesian activity of staging ceremonial parties, usually weddings or circumcision ceremonies, that encroach on public facilities.

The post has been retweeted more than 4,000 times and generated thousands of ...