“Sedjarah Musik Bedjat” oleh Joss Wibisono

Larangan mendengarkan djenis musik tertentu ternjata bukan tjuma pengalaman kita di zaman Demokrasi Terpimpin dulu. Sekitar tiga dekade sebelumnja, di zaman Nazi, orang Djerman djuga sudah pernah mengalami larangan serupa (tentunja termasuk berbagai pembatasan lain). Persamaannja dengan pengalaman kita, menariknja lagi, ternjata tidak berhenti di sini sadja: pada masing2 zaman itu musik jang dilarang selalu diberi nama, djulukan jang djelas bersifat edjekan belaka. Seperti kita tahu, pada zaman Demokrasi Terpimpin musik jang dilarang disebut musik ngak-ngik-ngok, dan terwudjud pada kelompok Koes Bersaudara (kemudian terkenal sebagai Koes Plus) jang didjebloskan dalam pendjara karena berada di garis depan para pemusik à la … Lanjutkan membaca “Sedjarah Musik Bedjat” oleh Joss Wibisono

“Fascination with Fascism” by Joss Wibisono

Fascination with Fascism: Japan and Germany in the Indies of the 1930s Japan’s victory over Russia in 1905 was, as widely known, an eye opener for other Asian nations, especially those who were still colonized. At last fellow Asians defeated the white race, so it was perceived. Japan became a model and the interest in the country of the rising sun extended well until the 1930s, a different period in Japan as it embraced fascism. Information and knowledge about Japan filtered through to the Indies mainly through publications in Dutch, which, in turn, originated from Germany. This should not be … Lanjutkan membaca “Fascination with Fascism” by Joss Wibisono