This girl band with loud music and hijab greets fans in Europe.


The image of a woman wearing a hijab is usually not attached to metal or rock music. But it's different from Voice of Baceprot or better known as VoB. The band consists of three women with a typical hijab appearance from Garut, West Java. This band is known to often show their rock music on various stages.

Now VoB is proud to announce that they will be holding a tour to four countries in Europe starting at the end of November 2021. The theme "Fight Dream Believe European Tour 2021" will visit cities in the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and France.

"Can't wait to meet and sing with you," wrote Instagram account @voiceofbaceprot when announcing this tour plan.


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The trio of Widi Rahmawati, Firda Kurnia, and Euis Siti Aisyah will be present in the city of Haleem on November 28, then to the city of Numegen on November 30 and Gronigen on December 1. After the Netherlands, VoB will go to Brussels on December 2. Then continue to the city of Rennes, France, on December 4 and return to Belgium precisely to the town of Arlon on December 8. After that, they returned to France to face metal fans in Montbeliard, France, on December 9. VOB's European Tour will conclude on December 10 in Geneva, Switzerland.

In this European tour, VoB will be invited guests to the Les Trans Musicales music festival 2021. This is one of the biggest music festivals in France.

In addition to the European tour, VoB has also announced that they will be performing at the Wacken Open Air 2022 music festival from August 4 to 6 next year. In this event, VoB will be with big names such as Slipknot, Judas Priest, and Limp Bizkit.

In this European tour, VoB will introduce his works, including their newest single, "God Allow Me (Please) to Play Music", which will be released on August 17, 2021.

"It has been a lifelong dream for us to perform abroad, especially in Europe. So starting this tour was a dream come true for us," said VoB drummer Siti.


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History of VoB

These three young people from Garut attracted the attention of the world a few years ago. Their video performance on stage was commented on by seniors in the international rock and metal music scene. Many admitted that they really admired what VoB did, especially with the choice of music that was not commonly studied by women with hijabs.

Their popularity was helped by their efforts to display stage videos in Youtube format. VoB often covered the song Rage Against The Machine, which later increased their popularity. After that, the music of famous bands such as Red Hot Chili Papers, Metallica and Slipknot managed to get their attention.

VoB itself was formed in 2014 in Garut, West Java. Baceprot is a Sundanese word that means noisy. The meaning of loud was chosen to represent the type of music that was carried by VoB. In addition, Baceprot itself is the name of the theatre club where VoB personnel first met.


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"Wearing the hijab is not an obstacle for us to pursue our dreams as musicians. We are free to express ourselves through rock music and at the same time fulfil our responsibilities as Muslims," said Firda.

The beginning of this group is a school music group that was formed to participate in inter-school music competitions. The music that they carry is also not as loud as it is now, still music with Islamic nuances. Initially, their members numbered more than seven people, but then it was reduced due to the prohibition of their parents. After the remaining three personnel, they finally formed VoB.

VoB has been under the spotlight of foreign media from The Guardian, BBC, Reuters, Metal Injection, The New York Times to NPR several times. VoB was appointed to represent Indonesia at the International Women's Day event at the Women of The World (WOW) Festival UK 2021.


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