Jawa Timur, Jawa, Indonesia (1951 – present)
Sawung Jabo, is the stage name of Muhamad Djohansyah born in Surabaya in 1951. Jabo’s music embraces traditional Indonesian and contemporary rock in a lyrical, passionate, committed performance. He also explores music across national borders with multicultural-based performers in Australia. The Indonesian press reviewed his 2007 retrospective Java concert tour “Extraordinary… admiration for Sawung Jabo’s maturity”. He has released 20 albums.
Jabo founded the band Sirkus Barock (1976), which has performed throughout Java and Kalimantan (Indonesia) and also… read more
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