One of the things that is still a common homework among creative actors is archiving. Especially when we talk about music and visual arts. In Indonesia itself, the number of perpetrators of these two things is very large. It is certain that every day new talents emerge with a myriad of characteristics that differ from one another. Then, has the awareness of archiving the work been done? The answer is yes and no. Some are aware, but not a few are indifferent to it. For my friends, as music and visual activists in Palu, the desire to see many works put together in one container is a dream that has not been achieved in the past. Why should there be a container that archives? This is of course to make it easier for many people who want to find out about the development, history, and artists in a city.
Based on the desire and anxiety felt, BAH (Bring Archive History) was created as one solution to solve this problem. BAH itself is a container that is intended as an archive of several popular cultures in Palu, Central Sulawesi. The culture is the art of music and visual arts.
“We believe, with this forum, the next generation can continue to enjoy the variety of works produced by previous artists. And also, so that many people out there know and like the existing works.” Obviously Adjust Purwatama as the founder of BAH.
Of course, this can be a trigger so that the artists who have been archived can expand their networks and opportunities to spread their work. Apart from being an archiving body, BAH also functions as a publishing body, which will make, and distribute press releases to many people. Lastly, BAH also opens the opportunity to release various merchandise from musicians and artists. So that the working life can continue.
“This website that we have built is a dream that has finally come true. The desire to archive this has actually been around for a long time, but for some reason it can only be realized now.” explained Raynard Batara as the founder of BAH.
For the system from the Label Merch division, BAH adheres to an upfront royalty payment system. And all sales will be made through the website. Of course, this was done because of the many problems that occur when an institution invites musicians to collaborate, which leads to problems due to unfulfilled rights. This system is of course to make it easier for musicians, because with royalties paid in advance, they can continue the creation of existing works. And also the main goal is that BAH wants to avoid unwanted disputes in the future. The bands whose merchandise will be available in this first batch are; Scarhead Barricade, The Box, Rebel In July, and The Hauler Rawk. The four of course have completely different musical colors. Until the time of this release, BAH has pocketed approximately 50 names for the music sector, and 10 names for the visual sector.
“Of course, this release is only the first step in our seriousness to archive the works of fellow artists in Palu. We will also continue to seek various data from the existing artists.” Close both.
To view the contents of the BAH website, please click the following link: https://bah.asia/