Until now Indonesian music community in the country continues to struggle to reach various layers in society. Ironically this music has not been able to reach all layers, especially the bottom layer. There is even a presumption, if not stereotype, which states that jazz is identical with the middle layer lifestyle and above. Jazz music is a tendency to be understood, enjoyed, and consumed by people belonging like you are educated, businessmen, officials, and celebrities. Unfortunately again there is a presumption that because jazz music has a high if it wants to understand people should have more intelligence than other music listeners. This argument reinforces the notion of why jazz belongs only to the upper middle layer.
The explanation that needs to be pursued further is: What is Jazz music ? Why jazz music born from the country of origin was born in the political culture of slavery after entering Indonesia became an elite and exclusive? Is it true that solidification that jazz possesses according to intelligence more deeply understand when compared with other music?
What is Jazz Music?
Jazz music was born from the creative hands of black people who suffered oppression and slavery in America at the end of the 18th century. The expression of an opposition to a racist and oppressive political system manifests itself in the way of music and style of black American play. History has noted that racial slavery and discrimination in America have spawned resistance music such as Spiritual, gospel and blues. This … Read More