Pacific Media Watch

23 May 2020

WEST PAPUA: Sing the pandemic away – Papuan rapper, police chief join in virus fight

Sing the pandemic away ... with Papuan rapper Epo D’fenomeno. Video: The Jakarta Post

JAYAPURA (The Jakarta Post/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Centre): In a bid to advise people to follow health instructions to contain the spread of the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic in the West Papua region capital of Jayapura, Papuan rapper Epo D’fenomeno has collaborated with Jayapura police chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Gustav R. Urbinas.

To avoid making his song sound just like another PSA song or jingle, Epo said he wrapped the song in a love theme so that youngsters could relate to it.

They youth had to endure staying away from their romantic partners during the virus outbreak.

The song has gone viral among Indonesian netizens.

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