Power-Relation in Dangdut: How Dangdut is Used as a Medium for Political Campaigns in Indonesia

This paper aims to comprehend how power relation occurs on dangdut usage as political campaign media. The locus will be hold in Yogyakarta, which focus is laid on dangdut group titled Gilas OBB which once asked by one political party to be on stage along with the party campaign.

In Vernacular Music We Trust

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It is a well-known pattern in the cultural-studies field: the dichotomy between established and vernacular culture. Although the former is always remarkably known when we mention culture, the latter somehow has its own importance to the continuity of culture. Specifically in music, the pattern always has similarity to our historical timeline. For instance, for the … Lanjutkan membaca In Vernacular Music We Trust

Kenikmatan Bergoyang

Seperti tahun-tahun sebelumnya, kawasan wisata air terjun Jumog di Karanganyar Jawa Tengah selalu padat dipenuhi pengunjung saat libur panjang lebaran. Hari ketiga libur hari raya adalah puncak padatnya pengunjung, petugas loket tiket masuk mencatat ada 5000-an pengunjung berwisata ke objek wisata di lereng gunung Lawu itu. Pengunjung domestik maupun internasional sebagian besar tentu bermaksud menikmati … Lanjutkan membaca Kenikmatan Bergoyang