SID drummer Jerinx teams up with other Bali musicians for ‘Prisons Songs’ project

Bali musicians are using their music to speak out on more than just broken hearts. 

After Balinese punk band Superman is Dead (SID) went political and initiated the Bali Tolak Reklamasi movement, the band’s drummer, along with other Balinese musicians are now working on a collaborative project called “Prisons Songs.” No, not “Prison Songs,” but “Prisons Songs.”

The project will collect songs written in prison by political prisoners in the 1965 to early 1970s era, according to Detik, and was by Komunitas Taman 65, SID drummer Jerinx, Navicula singer Dadang Pranoto, and a number of other musicians.

Born from the brilliant minds of Made Mawut and Gede Putra of Komunitas Taman 65, we collected six songs, none of which have ever been recorded. Interestingly some of the songs we didn’t even know how to sing because the authors themselves do no remember how the song is sung, Jerinx wrote on the band’s official Facebook page.

Here’s a video of a “Prisons Songs” snippet posted by Jerinx to Facebook, very soothing and relaxing acoustic:

If all goes as planned, “Prisons Songs” will be released as an album in February next year.

It’s going to be a “revolutionary” album, Jerinx posted on Facebook:

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Photo at the top: Facebook

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