Prambanan temple to host three-day jazz festival

Prambanan temple to host three-day jazz festival
A view of the majestic Prambanan temple in Yogyakarta. English soprano Sarah Brightman, English jazz-funk band Shakatak and renowned local artists are set to enliven the third Prambanan Jazz Festival in Yogyakarta on Aug. 18-20
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English soprano Sarah Brightman, English jazz-funk band Shakatak and renowned local artists are set to enliven the third Prambanan Jazz Festival in Yogyakarta from Aug. 18 to 20.

Held at Prambanan temple, the event is expected to offer high quality performances for local and foreign music enthusiasts and present local culture-influenced entertainment.

Festival initiator and organizer Rajawali Indonesia Communication CEO Anas Syahrul Alimi told Antara news agency that the festival's opening day would showcase a "1990s Moment" concept featuring artists who had popular hits in the 1990s, such as Andre Hehanusa, Katon Bagaskara, T-Five, Base Jam, Emerald, Lingua, Ada Band, The Groove, Ipang, Shakey and Rif/.

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In addition to Brightman, who will reportedly be accompanied by an orchestra, and Shakatak, which has released more than 35 albums throughout its career, negotiations are being conducted with other foreign artists to join the event.

Others slated to perform at the festival include Afgan, Glenn Fredly, Kahitna, KLA Project, Kunto Aji, Marcell, Payung Teduh, Rio Febrian, Sandy Sondoro, Saxx in the City, Shaggy Dog, Syaharani, Tompi, Yovie Nuno and Yura Yunita.

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