Alicja Rogalska

My Friend’s Job, 2017

Pengamen, Jakarta’s street musicians, come from all walks of life and make a living singing Western and Indonesian pop songs. Working in collaboration with Alicja Rogalska they temporarily shifted their focus to political protest singing – taking inspiration from the legacy of Indonesian activist Iwan Fals – to create a new song and video about working on the streets of Jarkarta. Beautifully sung with heart rendering lyrics that offer insights in the reality of their daily lives.

Made in collaboration with Komunitas Pengamen Jalanan, the Street Musicians Union in Jakarta and commissioned for the ‘Social Design for Social Living’ project at the National Gallery of Indonesia and ‘Things We Do Together’ exhibition at CCA U-jazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland.