Dangdut superstar Ikke Nurjanah joins Pittsburgh's own Indonesian pop band The Dangdut Cowboys for one concert at Bellefield Hall Auditorium on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 8 p.m.
Ikke Nurjanah (born Hartini Erpi Nurjanah on May 18, 1974 in Jakarta) is one of Indonesia’s most prominent and successful dangdut singers and television celebrities. Dangdut is dance music rooted in Indonesia and inspired by Malay, Indian, Middle Easter, Latin, American, and British pop music. Ikke belongs to a national class of glamorous and talented singers who began popularizing dangdut on national television in the 1990s. Ikke was born into a musical family and quickly became a sensation in the recording industry. Her first solo album was released in 1987, and since then she has released 32 solo albums. Her many awards include three Indonesian Music Academy (AMI) Awards for best dangdut singer (1997, 1998, 1999) and best dangdut album (2002); a 2002 award by the SCTV television station for best dangdut singer; and a 2005 by the TPI television station for most popular dangdut singer. In addition to her career as a singer and entertainer, Ikke Nurjanah holds a degree in economics from the University of Jayabaya (1998).