Jogja Hip Hop Foundation

Jogja Hip Hop Foundation

If there was still any doubt that hip hop is truly a global culture, look no further than Indonesia's Hip Hop Foundation (JHF). Recognized as one Southeast Asia's foremost collectives, JHF was established to promote diversity and pluralism. This crew samples poems, wishes and curses in a mix with literary Javanese texts and colloquial riffs. Their musical hooks are pinned to global rhythms, traditional gamelan music and a love of language. Their songs speak out about corruption, shout for social justice, and have been taken up as anthems in public demonstrations and rallies.


November-December 2012: 7 artists... 8 performances... 47 activities


Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - New York City, NY
Dancing in the Streets & Casita Maria Center for the Arts and Education - The Bronx, NY
The Kennedy Center - Washington, DC
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts - Scottsdale, AZ
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, University of California, Davis - Davis, CA
UCSB Arts & Lectures, University of California - Santa Barbara, CA
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - San Francisco, CA

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