WOW Sounds presents Voice of Baceprot (VOB) is an electric collaboration between WOW and Indonesian metal band VOB for WOW London 2022.
This project increases VOB’s global feminist platform and gives them an opportunity to create new work and perform live at WOW London 2022, boosting their international profile & giving WOW’s audiences an opportunity to fall in love with a metal band that they never knew they needed!
This project will be conducted by Shereen Perera and team from The WOW Foundation, in collaboration Firdda Marsya Kurnia, Widi Rachmawati, Euis Siti Aisyah and team from Voice of Baceprot.
The WOW Foundation
The WOW Foundation exists to build, convene and sustain a global movement that believes a gender equal world is desirable, possible and urgently required.
WOW - Women of the World was founded by Jude Kelly in 2010, when the first WOW Festival took place at Southbank Centre. Since then, WOW Festivals celebrating women, girls and non-binary people, and taking a frank look at the obstacles they face, have taken place across the globe, reaching more than three million people.
Through festivals, events, schools programmes and more, WOW challenges the belief that gender equality has already been achieved – and hopes to join the dots between people, movements and ideas to change the world.
Voice of Baceprot
Indonesia’s Voice of Baceprot (VOB) are one of the most inspiring bands on the planet. The rock and metal trio of girls have risen to prominence not only as stellar musicians, but as advocates for women’s rights and freedom of expression within the Muslim world.” – Loudwire
The young ladies of VOB - Marsya (vocals/guitar), Widi (bass) and Sitti (drums) - create hard rock / heavy metal originals and play cover songs by their favorite artists that influenced their love for the genre. Their latest single “God Allow Me (Please) To Play Music” came out to critical acclaim recently.
The hijab-wearing trio got together in junior high school under the tutelage of their guidance counselor in their hometown, a rural village nearest to Garut, West Java. “Baceprot” is a word from the girls’ Sundanese language meaning ‘Noisy” that represents the glorious noise they make with their music.