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Nasida Ria: Sun Stage

World Premiere

18 minutes | 2023 | Indonesia | Documentary | 🔊 Indonesia, Jawa | English Sub. | All Ages


In 1975, in a female dormitory in Semarang City. (The late) H. Muhammad Zain and 9 (nine) female santris practiced musical instruments to preach, in a group named Nasida Ria. Magically, Nasida Ria officially became an international qasidah group in 1980. Today, through the way of thinking, the way of behaving, and the way of responding to the shift in the digital era carried out by Choliq Zain as manager. Nasida Ria is almost half a century old, with a total of 4 (four) regenerations. Having experienced upheaval with record labels and personnel moving between groups, Choliq didn’t bother. He resolved everything with patience for almost three years. Rather than wanting to inspire the mainstream music world through qasidah. Nasida Ria chooses to always preach through music and wants to make qasidah music a part of the Archipelago.


THU, 30 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 5 | 14:30

Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Wisnu Candra

Wisnu Candra

Wisnu Candra, was born on the 11th in East Semarang, Indonesia. He grew up cooking cakes, sewing clothes, football clubs, illegal motorcycle racing, underground local music, and being a metal factory worker. This is a richness for Wisnu in developing his films using observational and constructivist methods. For Wisnu, movies are a circus and loneliness, which is why the slogan "You'll Never Watch Alone" is always present at the end of every movie he makes.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company Pixpopuli Film Club

Producer Krisna Bayu Aditama

Main Cast

Screenplay Christo Desanes

Cinematographer Audi Difa Fisabilla

Editor Wisnu Candra

Notable Achievement


Robot Vampire (2019)

Goodbye, Table Manner (2018)