Indonesian street musicians visit Peter Moyes Anglican School


Jalanan director and producer Daniel Ziv with performers Ho,Titi and Boni and students Mark De Swardt (Year 11) and Chloe Logan (Year 12). Picture: Martin Kennealey
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Jalanan director and producer Daniel Ziv with performers Ho,Titi and Boni and students Mark De Swardt (Year 11) and Chloe Logan (Year 12). Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d449535

Jakarta street musicians Boni Putera, Titi Juwariyah and Bambung ‘Ho’ Mulyono visited Peter Moyes Anglican Community School as part of an Australia-Indonesia Youth Association initiative (AIYA).

Boni, Titi and Ho, as they are better known, shot to international prominence after featuring in Canadian filmmaker Daniel Ziv’s music documentary Jalanan (Jakarta Streetside).

The film follows the three musicians as they forge a living performing on city buses as they search for an identity in one of Asia’s largest cities.

The AIYA initiative to sponsor Boni, Titi, Ho and Ziv to visit WA aimed to showcase aspects of contemporary Indonesian culture that often go unseen outside the country.

“Through the film, we can share with Australian viewers a very human side of Indonesia, with universal themes we all relate to: the search for love, identity and a better future,” Ziv said.

He spoke to media students about the reality of film production in a challenging, cross-cultural environment and the art of documentary filmmaking.

The trip to WA also included a public screening of the documentary followed by a question and answer session, a live music performance and other high school and university visits.