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Best of 2022

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Indonesia at Melbourne will again be taking a short break over the New Year period. Here we present the articles and episodes that attracted your attention in 2022. We look forward to seeing you again in early 2023!

Can Indonesian cultural products rival the Korean Wave?

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Sandiaga Uno recently encouraged Indonesians to consume less Korean television and music in favour of local arts and cultural products. Many are sceptical.

Dangdut koplo takes centre stage

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The recent performance of a dangdut koplo song at the Presidential Palace was an important acknowledgement of an often-maligned musical genre.

Talking Indonesia: art and offence

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Why was prominent Indonesian art collective Taring Padi accused of antisemitism at a major international exhibition? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Dr Wulan Dirgantoro and Dr Elly Kent in Talking Indonesia.

Penyalin Cahaya and the economy of feminist films

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The growing commodification of feminist issues in Indonesia means that while some films may advance feminist themes, this is no guarantee that the filmmakers involved genuinely support gender equality.

Talking Indonesia: hip-hop

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How do Indonesian hip-hop artists tackle social and political issues in their music? How do issues of ethnicity, sexism and masculinity influence hip-hop lyrics? Tito Ambyo chats to William Yanko in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Best of 2021

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Indonesia at Melbourne will be taking a short break over the New Year period. Here we present the articles and episodes that attracted your attention in 2021. We look forward to seeing you again in mid-January 2022!

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and creative workers

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How have Yogyakarta’s young artists managed during the pandemic? How are they making ends meet while still channelling their creative passions? Dr Charlotte Setijadi discusses these issues and more with Dr Oki Radianto Sutopo in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Talking Indonesia: Indonesian cinema's new wave

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What factors are behind Indonesian film's recent successes on the international stage? Is international success being translated into audiences for these films at home? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Yulia Evina Bhara about these issues and more in Talking Indonesia.

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