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A celebration for Djaduk in Ngayogjazz

  • Tarko Sudiarno

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Wed, November 20 2019   /  02:30 am

He is among us: A caricature of Djaduk Ferianto greets visitors to the 2019 Ngayogjazz Jazz Music Festival in Yogyakarta on Saturday.The Ngayogjazz Jazz Music Festival in Yogyakarta returned this year and brought special vibes to its visitors.The festival took place on Saturday, not long after the innauguration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo for the 2019-2024 term. The organizers wanted the festival to allow people to come together after a polarizing presidential election, which pitted Jokowi against Prabowo Subianto.Three days before the festival, its founder, multitalented artist Djaduk Ferianto, passed away from a heart attack. Djaduk’s death prompted everyone involved in the festival to make it a special tribute to the great artist.The festival went smoothly. Thousands of visitors flocked to Kwagon Sleman village to enjoy good musical performances and pay their respects to D...