Meet Indonesia’s hijab-wearing Muslim metal group
Three Indonesian teenagers perform in a heavy metal group in headscarves and want to combat the perception of Muslim women as submissive and voiceless. Their band is called VoB. They’re using their music to combat the stereotypes of Muslim women. The group says wearing an Islamic headscarf should not be seen as a barrier. The teenagers sing songs by popular groups like Metallica and Slipknot and also perform their own pieces on important social issues like education. But not everyone in their community is supportive. Muslims make up almost 90% of Indonesia’s population. Most practice a moderate form of Islam but there are some conservative strongholds.