BlackKajiXtra Nusasonic

Presented by BlackKaji, a series
Conceived by The Observatory & Ujikaji

BlackKaji mutates into its most provocative bumper edition to date with BlackKajiXtra–Nusasonic. Featuring two packed nights of music and discourse, this edition is presented in collaboration with Nusasonic, following its successful debut in Yogyakarta (October 2018) and a feature in CTM Festival (Berlin 2019).

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BlackKajiXtra–Nusasonic is a 2-day programme. Each day will feature a set by each musician/group. There will be a discourse programme on Day 2 as well as a vocal workshop on 19 July that will cumulate into a performance (Cari Padu) on 21 July.

Pre-programme—19 July 2019

8–11pm: Vocal Workshop for Cari Padu conducted by Rully Shabara

Day 1—20 July 2019

7pm till late: Performances featuring The Observatory, Setabuhan, Gabber Modus Operandi with Amazon Sun, Horizon99–A;D, Kasimyn, Nuh Peace, ROT FRONT

Day 2—21 July 2019

Discourse 1 (Free)
3pm—Music through historicism and cultural referencing
Moderator: Mark Wong (Ujikaji Records)
Panel: Joseph Tham (Singapore), Amazon Sun (Bangkok), Nadah El Shazly (Cairo), Kasimyn (Gabber Modus Operandi, Bali)

Discourse 2 (Free)
4:30pm—Resistance through music: Secular territories of the underground
Moderator: Anna Lovecchio (NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore)
Panel: Eileen Chan (The Council, Singapore), Rully Shabara Herman(Setabuhan, Yogjakarta), Sant RJwatana (Horizon99, Singapore), Chris Ho (Singapore)

Performances via ticketed prices
7pm till late—Featuring Pupa, Jessica Ekomane, Cari Padu, Nadah El Shazly, Fauxe

20–21 July 2019

2 Day Advance: $60
2 Day Concession: $50

Day 1 (20 July)
Advance $45 / Door $55

Day 2 (21 July)
Advance $30 / Door $35


Nusasonic is an initiative of the Goethe-Instituts in Southeast Asia, collaboratively created between Yes No Klub (Yogyakarta), WSK Festival for the Recently Possible (Manila), Playfreely/BlackKaji (Singapore), and CTM Festival (Berlin) that adopts a multi-perspective approach, exploring how contemporary sound practices enable connections and dialogues within the Southeast Asian region, and with Europe. This project kicked-off with a two week long Artistic Lab and Festival in Yogyakarta in October 2018.


BlackKaji is a series conceived by The Observatory and Ujikaji. A study of the unseen, unsound, unsuspecting, unsustainable, unstable.

To learn more about Nusasonic, click here.