Inul Turns Off Mataram

Aug 25th, 2006, in News, by

Sexy dancer Inul Daratista is not welcome in the righteous town of Mataram, in Lombok.

Inul, she of dangdut singing and dancing fame, was turned away by the city government of Mataram for a planned concert celebrating Indonesian independence day. The organisers of the concert explained:

The city government told us to replace her, whether we liked it or not.
(Ya, karena Pemda setempat minta harus diganti, mau tidak mau harus kita lakukan.)

According to I Wayan Putu Sugiartha of the Radio Gemini Dangdut Station the rejection of Inul is because the city of Mataram’s official motto is “Kota Ibadah (indah, bersih, aman, damai dan harmonis) Maju dan Religius”, part of which means “A Religious City”. The motto contains a sort of clever trick with the use of “Ibadah”, ibadah meaning, by itself, as a proper word, “pious”.

Wayan says he is pretty sure that Inul has never performed in Mataram, if she had he would know.


For those who don’t know of dangdut music, or Inul, watching the flash movie at will provide a glimpse into the raunchy and energetic nature of both.

20 Comments on “Inul Turns Off Mataram”

  1. Hassan says:

    she should go to porong, sidoarjo instead. i heard pt. lapindo brantas desperately need her ‘drilling’ service.

  2. Andrew says:

    :)) you hit the nail in the head, Hassan — spot on!

  3. Bradlymail says:

    i personally,don’t like her….no singing quality !

  4. Mad Muhaa says:

    To the editor: that quote from Ine Cinthya doesn’t translate well, giving somewhat false impression of her character.

    As for Inul, I suppose she’s only performing in the grand tradition of the belly dancers — that fine art commonly practiced by Jews and Western infidels. Kudos to Mataram. Bwahahaha.

  5. dhani says:

    @ Mad Muhaa. Belly dance is not Jews tradition dance, it is originated from egypt.dandut is made in Indonesia !!!!

  6. Andrew says:

    belly dancing = art commonly practiced by Jews and Western infidels.

    Where did you go to school?

  7. Miss Indo 07 says:

    haha, “belly dancing = art commonly practiced by Jews and Western infidels”

    Then I guess jaipong is from Zimbabwe?

  8. Miss Indo 07 says:

    And maybe if we go to SenggigI beach in Lombok now we have to wear long sleeves and trousers to be religious?

  9. Agusto says:

    I dont like the way she sings or dance, but I dont understand how she became so famous but suddenly being so unwelcomed by the local government and even being persecuted by some organizations? Is she really that sinfull or are they being hypocrite? Inul is going to have a hard time making money nowadays, thanks to the regional regulation/autonomy! Indonesia brace yourself, we are going back real fast to the 6th century!

  10. Mad Muhaa says:

    Oops… pardon me. I meant belly dancing is commonly practiced by natives of the North Pole, Mars, or anywhere but that holy region which is so pure and carnal-free it holds the right to correct and penalize other peoples’ culture. Hehehe.

  11. Andrew says:

    Psycho at large.

  12. Hassan says:

    Mad Muhaa reminds me of my coockoo clock. It goes: “coockoo, coockoo, coockoo”. 🙂


    No offence, mad muhaa.

  13. Bradlymail says:

    wak hasan@ what a joke ! you are a joker too ! everybody cheer up !

  14. Miss Indo 07 says:

    This is the 1st time I like Hassan’s comment ^_^

  15. Molisan Tono says:

    name : inul dartista
    bust: xxx Waist: xxx Hips: xxx
    height: xxx
    birth date: xxxxxx Birth place:xxxxxxx
    ambition: professional singer, karaoke hall owner
    turn ons: drilling, PT. Lapindo Brantas
    turn offs: Mataram people

  16. Tomaculum says:

    During my last holiday in Indonesia (Aug./Sept. this year) I watched women with jilbab dancing on dangdut music on a TV-Programme, surely not identical with Inul’s motions (I once watched it during my former holiday some years ago in Indonesia too). But it was also filled of dangdut typical “erotic” movements. Everybody (many women with jilbab, some men with kopiah and Arabic Islamic dress) seemed to enjoy the event.

    Is there also RUU anti Dangdut?

    I don’ ever understand the trouble. Dangdut exists since more than 30 years (or more?). In the past nobody took umbrage against it, why now?

    By the way: belly dance (raqs sharqi) has nowadays still a high positive importance in Egypt and Arabic society. Nobody there, who respects the tradition, would assume belly dance was pornography.

  17. Molisan Tono says:

    here belly dancer can erect our president, so, he forbid belly dance or the dancers from performing art or what so ever they call it.

  18. Tomaculum says:

    So: quo vadis?
    No Inul (no Dangdut), no belly dance, no Kylie Minoque, no Beyonce Knowledge, no javanese Kemben (some one still know this?), no Balinese dress (in the past topless), no koteka, no this, no those.
    Hello Mis Indo 07, nice to meet you again. I think we should read the ironic note from his first statement (August 28th). But it is not ok to attack any religion (or do you really mean region, Mad Muha?). Not athe religion penalize or does something else, but some people. Do you know the proverb: a knife is just as dangerous as the holder?
    To Hassan: Menepuk air di dulang akan membasahi muka sendiri?

  19. Miss Indo 07 says:

    hi to u too Tomaculum ^^

  20. KSJ says:

    Mad Muhaa says;

    Oops”¦ pardon me. I meant belly dancing is commonly practiced by natives of the North Pole, Mars, or anywhere but that holy region which is so pure and carnal-free it holds the right to correct and penalize other peoples’ culture. Hehehe.

    And I say:
    Ignorant a**h**e.

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