Inul Daratista after concert in Singapore, 2004
|Birth name||Ainur Rokhimah|
January 21, 1970 |
Kejapanan, East Java, Indonesia
|Years active||2000 – present|
Inul Daratista (born Ainur Rokhimah on 21 January 1979) is a dangdut singer and performance artist from Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia. She became nationally famous in 2003, and is known for her suggestive style of dancing that has caused major controversy in Indonesia. Inul is a corrupted version of Ainur, and the singer's childhood pet name. As she began her musical career singing in a 'rock' band, she adopted the stage name Daratista.
Inul Daratista rose to national fame after a televised January 2003 concert in Jakarta. Her dance moves, which she calls Goyang Inul, goyang-gerudi, or Ngebor (lit. 'drilling'), quickly became the source of controversy due to her gyrating hip motions. Some conservative Muslim organizations such as the Indonesian Muslim Council (MUI) called for a ban on her concerts. She was cited as a reason to pass a national anti-pornography bill that was drafted during the height of the controversy in mid-2003, but as of 2005 has not passed. Inul's dance style was also criticised by other dangdut singers, most vocally Rhoma Irama, for "corrupting" the genre, though these criticisms did little to dent her popularity.
Inul Daratista is married to Adam Suseno. On May 19, 2009 the couple's first child was born, Yusuf Ivander Damares.
- 2003 Goyang Inul
- 2004 Separuh Nafas
- 2005 Too Phat – Rebirth Into Reality
- 2006 Mau Dong
- 2006 Ash-Sholaatu
- 2008 Rasain Lho
- 2012 Buaya Buntung
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- "Hips Don't Lie: A pop singer and a potentially violent culture war in the world's biggest Muslim state.", "The Wall Street Journal", April 3, 2007