Madame & Toean's singer Rahma Sekar Savitri during the band's performance at Java Jazz 2020 on Friday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
All That Jazz and Isn't Jazz: Java Jazz 2020
BY :YUDHA BASKORO
FEBRUARY 29, 2020
Hundreds of top musicians and artists from around the world descended to Jakarta's Java Jazz 2020 Festival on Feb. 28-March 1 at JIExpo Kemayoran in the north of the city.
On the first day, Erwin Gutawa and his band debuted a new song constructed out of random vocals and melodies from the late pop legend Chrisye's back catalog – five years after his death – called "Kidung Abadi" ("Eternal Song").
Java Jazz has always been a melting pot of a music festival where jazz mixes with pop, rock, R&B, hip-hop and even traditional music.
Java Jazz 2020 featured local pop stars and legends Fariz RM, Mus Mujiono, Trie Utami, Yuni Shara and Is Pusakata as well as an international line-up featuring The Jacksons, Omar Apollo, T-Square and Bruno Major.