Jogja HipHop Foundation
PLEASE NOTE: This event is taking place at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 61 West 62 Street New York, NY
Indonesia’s foremost crew stands in the cultural cross-hairs, rapping across language and other borders. Hailing from one of Indonesia’s artistic well-springs, Yogyakarta, this sharp Javanese collective promotes tolerance and pluralism. Jogja Hip Hop Foundation takes on corruption and inequality with wit and hooks that meld global and indigenous trance rhythms, Indonesian pop and gamelan music, and ancient Javanese poetry and literature. According to its founder, Moh Zuki, Jogja Hip Hop Foundation was established to promote diversity and pluralism. The group takes traditional Javanese literature classic epics such as Centhini and Gathalco and reinterprets it for a new audience, reinvigorating an interest in the country's rich past. Click for more information.
Center StageSM is made possible by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, and with additional support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Asian Cultural Council, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. General management for Center StageSM is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.
Check out Jogja HipHop Foundation's 2011 performance at Asia Society:
And a music video they filmed while in New York (with a cameo by Asia Society's Director of Global performing Arts, Rachel Cooper):