KOMPAS.com – Three girls from Singajaya District, Garut Regency, West Java who are members of the metal band Voice of Baceprot (VoB) will hit Europe later this year.
The veiled girls are scheduled to tour Europe in November-December 2021.
Who would have thought that the three girls were brought together while sitting in the Al Baqiyatus (Mts) Madrasah Tsanawiyah (Mts) bench when they saw Singajaya.
Meet at the theater extra
The three VoB members are Widi Rahmawati as bass player, Firdda Kurnia as guitarist and vocalist, and Euis Siti Aisyah as drummer.
Quoted from TV Compassthey initially met in a theater extracurricular at school.
“We used to study theater when we were in Mts grade 2. Then we tried musical dramas, but instead we liked the music,” said Firdda in an interview with TV CompassJune 7, 2017.
Their love for music is when they hear the favorite songs of their theater caregiver, Abah Erza Satia.
Although the three of them are now focusing on metal music, they actually like different music.
Firdda likes hip hop, Widi likes funk music like Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Siti enjoys metal bands like Lamb of God and System of Down.
Often protests, is considered fussy
Firdda said they were often considered noisy and fussy at school because they often protested.
From this habit, their theater steward gave the band the name Voice of Baceprot which means noisy or fussy.
“If there is something that is not true at school, we will definitely protest. We also often write on the wall magazine. We are called noisy children, that’s why it is called Voice of Baceprot,” said Firdda.
From their habit of protesting, now they release a lot of songs about social criticism.
Was rejected by the family
Their career in music was not smooth because they had received rejection from their family.
Moreover, the music they bring is too loud, so the family is afraid of being considered bad by the neighbors.
“boobs (sister) once called Abah Erza while being angry. I often come home in the afternoon to practice every day. Embarrassed with neighbors, girls, “said Euis Siti Aisyah.
Even Siti was locked in the bathroom so she couldn’t go to practice, but in the end she was able to escape.
Their struggle began to show results when they covered the song from Rage Against The Machine and uploaded it to social media.
Increasingly popular, they continue to bring back songs from well-known bands, such as RHCP, Metallica, and Slipknot.
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Agent glances, now worldwide
VoB was also eyed by the Amity Asia agency and signed a contract in 2018.
Even a music producer who is also a member of the Musikimia band, Stephan Santoso helped them release their debut song titled ‘School Revolution’ which contains social criticism.
Starting November 28, 2021, VoB will start a tour in the Netherlands, namely in Harleem, Numegen and Gronigen.
On December 2, they will perform in Brussels, the capital of Belgium.
On December 4, VoB performed in Rennes, France and returned to Belgium again on December 8 for a gig in the City of Arlon.
From Belgium, VoB returned to France to perform in the City of Montbeliard on 9 December.
Their European tour will conclude in Geneva, the capital of Switzerland on 10 December 2021.
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Appreciated by the Deputy Regent of Garut to Sandiaga Uno
Through an Instagram account, Garut Deputy Regent Helmi Budiman and Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf) Sandiaga Uno appreciated the success of VoB which will tour Europe.
“So Cool Meni!” write Password on his Instagram account, Friday (10/29/2021).
He also appreciated the VoB theater caregivers in school who discovered the talents of the three girls.
“My appreciation to the Guru @abaherza who unites them into a band called @voiceofbaceprot. Seeing it as potential, not seeing it from a negative point of view because it likes to make class noise,” wrote Sandi.
Meanwhile, Garut Deputy Regent Helmi Budiman also prayed that the VoB tour would run smoothly.
“Alhamdulillah, bravo band from Garut Regency @voiceofbaceprot will tour Europe, hopefully the tour will be smooth and easy,” said Helmi.
Source: Kompas.com (Author: Garut Contributor, Ari Maulana Karang | Editor: Aprillia Ika) Kompas TV