Flower Girls (Dara Puspita Tribute) 60's & 70's Indonesian Rock & Roll Night
20 10 '17 - 20:00
21 10 '17 - 20:00
Petite rue des Brigittines, 1
EUROPALIA, les Brigittines, les ateliers claus, Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia
During the 1960s, Dara Puspita took Indonesia by storm with uninhibited garage rock and girl power. Brazen and loud, the Dara Puspita girls broke down the house and raged on stage. This was not an easy things to do during an era when President Sukarno formally prohibited all Western influences and particularly music, which was considered “a form of mental illness”. The simple act of listening to The Beatles was punishable by prison.
The Indonesian authorities soon noticed them and made their lives impossible. A concert in 1965 ended in a riot and was followed by a month of police interrogation. Dara Puspita fled to Thailand and had to wait for the fall of Sukarno to return to their home country. Their short but dazzling career – including tours in the UK, Belgium, Turkey and Iran – has won them an important place in the history of international rock music.
Together with four musician friends, Tika Pramesti, drummer in the band Indische Party, has formed a group to pay tribute to these legendary rock chicks, reproducing their greatest hits with the same raw energy and audacity.