Indonesian rock

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Jakarta Rock Parade performance in 2008

Rock Indo is rock music from Indonesia, a product of the culture and globalizing outlook of the country, similar to this genre's music globally.[1] Indonesian-specific ideas about individualism, interdependency, modernism, and the supernatural have also been observed in the rock videos and music of the nation.[1] Some Indonesian rock bands sometimes perform in the Dangdut style, which was created as a reaction to the influx of popular American music into the country in the 1960s.[2] Due to the politicizing of the Dangdut form in the 1980s, forms of rock which contained more foreign influences came to represent dissent from the Suharto government.[2]

One of the largest rock festivals in Indonesia is the Jakarta Rock Parade, a 3-day festival recently hosting over 100 bands.[3]

List of bands[edit]

This is a list of Indonesian rock bands:

See also[edit]


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  3. ^ a b Indonesia rediscovers its own rock legend, International Herald Tribune, August 1, 2008. Retrieved 01-31-2009
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  8. ^ "Band Netral Belum Berminat 'Ngepop'". ANTARA News (in Indonesian). 2007-11-30. Archived from the original on 2007-12-05.
  9. ^ "/rif Rilis Pil Malu". Gatra (in Indonesian). 2006-09-19. Archived from the original on 2019-07-09.
  10. ^ Garger, Ilya; Perry, Alex; Shum, Keane; Tedjasukmana, Jason (2005-09-12). "Five Asian Albums Worth Buying'". Time Magazine Asia. Archived from the original on November 30, 2007.
  11. ^ "Sucker Head (Kembali) Menggebrak dengan 'Hipertensi'". Sinar Harapan (in Indonesian). 2004-09-25. Archived from the original on 2004-10-26.