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Photos from Jogja Blues Explosion #2–Why Blues?

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Jogja seems to never run out of high-class music performances from various genres. This year end, Jogja once again hosted the prestigious Jogja Blues Explosion (JBE) #2, held at Jogja National Museum (JNM) from 1 to 2 December 2012. This year, the event brought up the theme “Why Blues?”.
As the title might suggest, JBE comes as a”meeting point” where blues musicians and lovers gathers and interacts under the spirit of Blues. For two days, the JBE #2 presented performnaces from numerous talented Blues musicisns/bands. More impressive was that the event (initiated by Jogja Blues Forum) presented not only one but TWO stages; one main stage and one community stage, which presented performances from Blues communities in Yogyakarta.
The great event and the high enthusiasm has brought up a bigger hope for all Blues lovers, as stated by Gugun Blues Shelter (the main performer), “Let’s hope Jogja would be the barometer of Blues in Indonesia!”
*All photos were taken as assignment from Jogja Stage (Yogyakarta Stage Photography Community) as the media partner of the JBE #2. For more photos from other Jogja Stage photographers, please visit Jogja Stage’s review.*
Photos from Day 1:
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Jogja memang tak pernah sepi dari ajang musik berkelas dari berbagai macam aliran. Di penghujung tahun 2012 ini, Jogja kembali dimeriahkan dengan gelaran Jogja Blues Explosion (JBE) #2 yang diselenggarakan pada tanggal 1 dan 2 Desember di Jogja National Museum (JNM). Kali kedua diadakan, JBE kali ini mengusung tema “Why Blues?”.
Sesuai tajuk acaranya, JBE memang menjadi “muara” di mana musisi dan penggemar musik blues berkumpul dan bersatu dalam semangat blues. Selama dua hari, sederetan musisi blues bergantian menyajikan penampilan memikat. Hebatnya lagi, acara yang digagas oleh Jogja Blues Forum ini tak hanya diisi satu panggung, melainkan dua; satu panggung utama dan satu panggung pendamping yang menyajikan penampilan dari beragam komunitas pencinta musik blues di Yogyakarta.
Maraknya acara serta tingginya animo penonton memunculkan harapan segar bagi para penggiat musik blues, seperti diungkapkan oleh Gugun Blues Shelter yang menjadi pengisi utama, “Semoga Jogja bisa menjadi barometer perkembangan musik blues di Indonesia!”
*Semua foto ini adalah hasil jepretan saya saat bertugas sebagai media partner JBE #2 bersama rekan-rekan Jogja Stage (Komunitas Fotografi Panggung Yogyakarta). Foto-foto lainnya bisa dilihat di sini.* 
Photos from Day 2:
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4 responses

  1. Beautiful photos. They captured the essence of the performers.
    Salam kenal, mbak Widi.. =)

    December 8, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    • salam kenal juga, terima kasih atas apresiasinya🙂

      December 9, 2012 at 12:57 am

  2. weiittsss Mbak Widi😀,, kmrin motret Gugun nyempil d bawah tiba2 menghilang hehehe,, ktnya Sinta motret dri atas mbak? d share jg dong mbak😀

    December 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    • iyaaa, menghilangnya cari angi dulu, sumpek juga je motret umpel-umpelan😀

      foto Sinta kayaknya di review JogjaStage deh..kalo gak lngsung dikasih ke panitia..

      December 21, 2012 at 6:29 pm

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