Emha Ainun Nadjib familiarly called Cak Nun is an artist, humanist, Muslim intellectuals, and writers from Jombang, East Java. He summarizes and integrates the dynamics of the arts, religion, political education and economic synergies. Cak Nun Djombang born in East Java, May 27, 1953. He is the fourth of 15 children. His formal education ended only in Semester 1 Faculty of Economics, University of Gadjah Mada (UGM). Previously he had been 'kicked out' of the Avant-garde Pondok Gontor Roxburgh as a 'demo' against the government in the mid third year studies, then moved to and graduated from high school Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta I. His wife is now, Novia Kolopaking, known as an artist film, stage, and singer.
Five years living homeless on Malioboro, Yogyakarta between 1970-1975 when the study of literature to the authority which he admires, Umbu Landu Paranggi, a mystic whose life is mysterious and greatly influence the course of Emha. Besides, he also had attended a theater workshop in the Philippines (1980), the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, United States (1984), International Poet Anniversary in Rotterdam, The Netherlands (1984) and Anniversary Horizonte III in West Berlin, Germany (1985).
In daily life, Emha plunge in the community and doing activities that summarizes and integrates the dynamics of the arts, religion, political education, economic synergies to grow the potentiality of the people. In addition to the regular monthly activities with the community mBulan Padhang Society, he also traveled to different areas of the archipelago, an average of 10-15 times per month with Kanjeng Kiai Music, and an average of 40-50 shows a mass that is generally done in breadth outside the building. Besides, he also organized the event since 1990 Kenduri Love's held at the Taman Ismail Marzuki. Love is a friendship feast appointment of culture and humanity are packed very open, nonpartisan, lightly clad in his art and cross-gender. In social gatherings, he did various deconstructed understanding of values, communication patterns, methods of cultural communication, education, ways of thinking, and striving for solutions to community problems.
Together Kanjeng Kiai Music Group, Cak Nun average 10-15 times per month traveling to different areas of the archipelago, with a mass event is generally done in breadth outside the building. In addition, on a regular basis (monthly) together with community community Padang Bulan, active social meetings do various deconstructed understanding of values, communication patterns, communication methods of cultural, educational way of thinking, and striving for solutions to community problems.
People in various communities Padang Bulan appointment, it talks about pluralism often. Cak Nun repeatedly called kiai who refused to straighten out the understanding of the concept that he called the management of that diversity. He was always trying to correct a misunderstanding about something, whether errors of meaning and etymology of the contextual meaning. One was about the mission, which he considers the world already polluted. According to him, there is no constant who is and is not to preach. "Propagation of the main not by words but by conduct. People who rented berbuatrumah, in Bugisan, Yogyakarta. Several cities in Java, they came, for a two-time gig. In addition to performing, he also menjasjid, and many community residents were called as a missionary activity. "It's been preaching only be good," he said.
That's why he is more pleased when his presence with his wife and musical groups in the park Kiai Kanjeng culture, cyberspace since the late 1970s, in collaboration with the Theatre Dynasty - based in ntuk service. Service is worship and should be done not only vertically, but horizontally, "he said.
He was the fourth of 15 children. His father, the late MA Lathif, is a farmer. He received his elementary education in Jombang (1965) and SMP Muhammadiyah in Yogyakarta (1968). Had entered the cottage Avant-garde Gontor Ponorogo but later released due to the audience against the government in the middle of the third year of study. Then I moved to the SMA Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta until graduation. Then was continued to the Faculty of Economics, GMU, but never graduated.
Five years (1970-1975) living homeless on Malioboro, Yogyakarta, when studying literature from the authority which he admires, Umbu Landu Paranggi, a mystic who profoundly influenced his life mysterious and Emha next trip.
His career started as Caregivers Space Daily Literature at the Present, New York (1970). Then a reporter / editor at the newspaper Today, New York (1973-1976), before becoming leader of Theater Dynasty (Yogyakarta), and the music group Kyai Kanjeng until now. Poet and columnist in several media.
He also participated in various anniversary and poetry and theater workshops. Among other theater workshops in the Philippines (1980), the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, USA (1984), International Poet Anniversary in Rotterdam, The Netherlands (1984) and Anniversary Horizonte III in West Berlin, Germany (1985).
Cak Nun spur multi-arts life in Yogya with Halimd HD, networker arts through Sanggarbambu, active in theater dynasty and generating some of the repertoire and staging drama. Among them: Geger shreds Tiger Wong (1989, about the reign of 'King' Soeharto); Statue of Love (1989, about the cult); Miracle Lik Par (1980, about the exploitation of people by various modern institutions); Mas Shaman (1982, about the failure of institutions modern leadership).
Moreover, with theater-Santri Salahudin staged Santri Khidhir (1990, in the field Gontor with all students to be players, and 35 000 spectators at Madison Square). Veil the ocean (1990, staged a mass in Yogyakarta, Surabaya and Makassar) and Kiai Sableng and King Faruq (1993).
Cracks also staged Boat (1992, about the New Order Indonesia is illustrated by the pre-conflict situation of the kingdom of Mataram, a book published by the Garda Press), in addition to meeting the devil, sir Kanjeng, Ambassador From the Future. He also included creative writing in poetry. Evidently, he has published 16 books of poetry: "M" Frustration (1976); Sajak-Sajak Along the Way (1978); Sajak-Sajak Love (1978); Singing Tramp (1982); 99 For the Lord (1983); Suluk pesisiran ( 1989); Ocean Veil (1989); Thousand Mosques One number is (1990); Supreme Light of Light (1991); torn piece Diary of Indonesia (1993); Abacadabra (1994); and Poetry Amaul Husna (1994)
It also has published an 30-book of essays, among them: From the History Corner (1985): The Liberating Literature (1985); Jon Pakir Cup of Coffee (1990); Markesot recalled (1993); Markesot tells Again (1994); Opinion pun (1996); Punakawan Movement (1994); Letter to Kanjeng Prophet (1996); Indonesia Important Part of My Village (1994); Slilit The Kiai (1991); Sudrun Sues (1994); nod Pak Kiai rhythmic foot (1995 ); Ball-Cultural Ball (1996); Culture duel (1995); The Inferno of Democracy (1995); Tuhanpun Fasting (1996); Democracy Saridin Stupid Version (1997);'s Choose or Azab Barokah God (1997);
Net Devil Dajjal World (1997): 2.5 Hours With Soeharto (1998); Dead Laugh How Refotnasi (1998); Kiai topsy turvy (1998); Pilgrimage Elections, Political Pilgrimage, Pilgrimage Nationality (1998); the Recycle Bin (1998) ; Husnul khatimah Pledge (1999); Jogja Indonesia Return Go (2000); mother son slap Mouth (2000); Tracing Point of Faith (2001): Lessons 1 & 2 Fast (2001) Love Triangle (2001): "The Book of Peace" (2001); "Trilogy Collected Poems" (2001); "tahajjud Love" (2003): "Encyclopedia of Cak Nun Thought" (2003); Folklore Madura (2005); Fasting Fasting O (2005) and the kingdom of Indonesia (2006, collection interviews); Infidel Liberal (2006), and, the Silent Street Emha (Ian L. Betts, June 2006).
Cak Nun Music Group Kiai Kanjeng along with all-white outfit, her blessings on (singing) in actuality a powerful force in contemporary gamelan music accompaniment in front of the congregation gathered around the stage Cut Meutia Mosque.
Cak Nun apparently seeks to overhaul the way people think about the understanding of religion. Not only the performances of the Quran and the Red and White Love Negeriku Cut Meutia Mosque, Jakarta, Saturday (10/14/2006) night, that he did controversial things. In many communities the establishment, an oasis of thought emerged, refreshed the hearts and pikiran.Perihal pluralism, often appears in discussions with community Cak Nun. "What's wrong with pluralism?" he said. According to him, since the time of the Majapahit kingdom was never any problem with pluralism.
"Since the days of our fathers, this people is plural and can live in harmony. Maybe now there is intervention from outside the country," said Emha. He emphatically declared support pluralism. According to him, pluralism not think all religions are equal. Islam unlike Christianity, the Buddha, with a Catholic, a Hindu. "It can not be equated, the difference let me different. We have to appreciate it all, "said the intellectual culture.