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Celebrity and Komunitas: The Rise and Fall of the Jogja Hip Hop Foundation

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posted on 2017-06-21, 00:27 authored by EDI DWI RIYANTO
This research is a study of an Indonesian music group, the Jogja Hip Hop Foundation (JHF). The group is analysed as an example of an Indonesian social form for cultural production, komunitas. By researching the rise to celebrity of Mohammad Marzuki, the principal figure of the JHF, the research found that komunitas is incompatible with elements of commercialised media culture in Indonesia. In addition, the study explores how the Yogyakarta Sultanate obtains political legitimacy from cultural practice. The JHF’s hip hop versions of Javanese cultural forms stimulated public memory and approval of the Sultanate’s history and legitimacy.


Principal supervisor

Julian Patrick Millie

Additional supervisor 1

Margaret Kartomi

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Social Sciences (Monash Australia)


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Arts