Jakarta 2011: Sentra Konser Musik Asia

Versi Bahasa Indonesia silakan klik di sini In the context of international entertainment, last year brought a lot of hope to Jakarta. So many overseas musicians were involved (Java Jazz 2010 itself brought 430 musicians alone). The calibre of the festivals became much bigger (Java Rockin'Land was considered to be the largest rock event in South East Asia). More and more world famous bands came and played (311, Placebo, Smashing Pumpkins, to name a few). How about 2011? It gets even more huge. The early of this new year N.E.R.D. will play in Istora Senayan. A bit after that Ne-Yo also perform at the same venue. In February there'll be Deftones, Iron Maiden and New Found Glory. In March Stone Temple Pilots. In April Jimmy Eat World & Maroon 5. From this list the general public can be optimistic that the music show in Indonesia will be even more dynamic. We won't be too surprised if Jakarta or Indonesia could reach at least "Asia's Rock Mecca" status in 2011...
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Tahun 2010 baru saja berlalu beberapa hari. Dalam konteks berkesenian, khususnya pelibatan artis manca negara, tahun lalu Indonesia—utamanya Jakarta—menunjukkan geliat yang sungguh menggembirakan. Bukan saja makin banyak musisi asing mendatangi Nusantara (Java Jazz 2010 saja mendatangkan 430 orang), kian kerap diadakan festival musik berkaliber internasional (Java Rockin’Land adalah pagelaran musik cadas paling masif di Asia Tenggara), juga kualitasnya menunjukkan peningkatan signifikan (sebut saja penghibur kelasnya telah setingkat 311, Placebo, & Smashing Pumpkins).

Nah, bagaimana dengan 2011? Tampaknya makin “gawat”. Bagaimana tidak, baru hari ke-10 di bulan pertama tahun yang baru ini publik sudah disuguhi N.E.R.D. (Istora Senayan) dan sejenak setelahnya pada 22 Januari tampil Ne-Yo di lokasi yang sama. Berlanjut lagi dengan bulan-bulan berikutnya. Kongsi seniman mulai dari Deftones (8 Februari, Tennis Indoor Senayan), Iron Maiden (17 Februari, Gelora Bung Karno), New Found Glory (23 Februari, Tennis Indoor Senayan), Stone Temple Pilots (13 Maret 2011, Pantai Karnaval Ancol), Jimmy Eat World (3 April, Tennis Indoor Senayan), hingga Maroon 5 (27 April, Istora Senayan) menggoyang Jakarta.

Barangkali nihil orang yang bahkan berani membayangkan bahwa Steve Harris bakal berkenan mengajak serta kelompoknya, Iron Maiden, untuk beraksi di Jakarta. Pun pencinta grunge rasanya cuma bermimpi bisa menonton dari dekat Scott Weiland bersama Stone Temple Pilots. Apalagi kaum wanitanya, pasti histeris kegirangan karena obsesinya terbayarkan dengan kedatangan Maroon 5. Dari daftar artis tenar sejagat yang sudah memastikan tampil itu saja seyogianya Indonesia optimistik bahwa bianglala di jagat hiburan khususnya musik akan semakin berwarna di 2011. Sudah begitu, bolehlah Jakarta memasang target di 2011 paling tidak menjadi “sentra konser musik Asia”.

…Metalica tampil di Java Rockin’Land 2011, sekadar mimpi atau kenyataan di dunia fantasi?

English version

In the context of international entertainment, last year brought a lot of hope to Jakarta. So many overseas musicians were involved (Java Jazz 2010 itself brought 430 musicians alone). The calibre of the festivals became much bigger (Java Rockin’Land was considered to be the largest rock event in South East Asia). More and more world famous bands came and played (311, Placebo, Smashing Pumpkins, to name a few).

How about 2011? It gets even more huge. The early of this new year N.E.R.D. will play in Istora Senayan. A bit after that Ne-Yo also perform at the same venue. In February there’ll be Deftones, Iron Maiden and New Found Glory. In March Stone Temple Pilots. In April Jimmy Eat World & Maroon 5. From this list the general public can be optimistic that the music show in Indonesia will be even more dynamic. We won’t be too surprised if Jakarta or Indonesia could reach at least “Asia’s Rock Mecca” status in 2011…

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*This article was originally published on The Beat Jakarta #30, January 2011

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Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.

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