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Marjinal, one of Indonesia's most famous punk rock bands, is on tour at Soundmaker Studio in Penang, Malaysia. (Photo by Cole Yew)
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MARCO FERRARESE, Contributing Writer | Indonesia

JAKARTA -- In the Indonesian capital there are people toting guitars, singing and playing music on almost every street corner. The archipelago has a strong popular music history, and has nurtured talented groups in all sorts of genres, from hip-hop to heavy metal, and from punk rock to jazz.

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