Jogja Hip Hop Foundation is the foremost Javanese hip hop group, melding global rhythms and traditional Javanese language into an expression simultaneously local and universal. The group raps in Javanese--from classical verses to traditional curses, street slang and social protest messages. Established to reflect diversity and pluralism, they create a new musical language that reaches people across cultures.See Jogja Hip Hop Foundation at Asia Society, Saturday, May 14, 8pm. Free pre-performance lecture at 7pm.
For more information and ticketing, click here, and also listen to a two-minute excerpt from "Kulonuwun (Romantisme Zaman Underground)" from Jogja's debut album.
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