It’s time for us to dismantling hyper-masculinity and sexism, which is toxic in the Indonesian music scene.
When Slank release a song called “Polisi yang Baik Hati”, is it the sign that protest music in Indonesia has been ended?
In 2023, PAS Band’s debut full-length album, In (No) Sensation exactly 28 years old. Released in 1995, this album can be considered an important album because it became a kind of prophecy that PAS Band, a music group that has been established since 1992 will become a successful and famous band in the future.
The habit of listening to music loudly—with speakers or earphones/headsets—is hazardous. Why? Because this habit can trigger hearing loss.
For Ethnomusicology, this shift means that fundamental changes in power structures, worldviews, academia, and university systems must be analyzed as a confrontation with colonialism. The proposed decolonizing approach to Ethnomusicology involves reflection on the philosophy and methodology that make up the discipline.