JAKARTA, Saco-Indonesia.com -- Pembawa acara dan artis peran yang juga penyanyi Raffi Ahmad mendapat sambutan hangat dan riuh rendah dari para penonton ketika tampil sebagai bagian dari grup vokal Bukan Bintang Biasa (BBB) dalam Konser K-20 Spesial Melly Goeslaw di Balai Sarbini, Semanggi, Jakarta, Kamis (16/5/2013) malam.

Mantan kekasih vokalis Yuni Shara itu tak habis-habisnya menyalami para Raffiah (penggemar Raffi) yang berdiri dekat panggung Konser K-20 Spesial ketika BBB menyanyikan "Let's Dance Together" dan "Putus Nyambung" bersama vokalis, pencipta lagu, dan produser musik Melly Goeslaw.

"Akhirnya kami kembali lagi ke dunia musik yang lengkap dan alhamdulillah Raffi sudah di tengah-tengah kita. Kangen enggak?," seru Melly di panggung, usai menyanyikan kedua lagu tersebut dalam konser yang ditayangkan langsung oleh KompasTV itu.

Sambutan hangat datang bukan dari para penggemar BBB atau BBB Zone semata, melainkan juga dari penyanyi dangdut Iis Dahlia, yang menonton dari tribun. "Malam ini sambutannya luar biasa. Oh ya, di sana (tribun) juga ada Iis Dahlia," kata Melly.

Kalimat Melly itu ditimpali oleh Raffi. "Saya ucapkan terima kasih buat Teh Melly, BBB Zone (para penggemar BBB). Terima kasih, di saat susah, kalian tetap ada. Yah ibu-ibu lagi. Tapi, ibu-ibu yang ini baik kok," ujar mantan pacar vokalis Yuni Shara itu sambil menunjuk ke Iis.

Entah apa maksud sesungguhnya canda Raffi tersebut, yang jelas para penonton tertawa mendengarnya.

Editor :Liwon Mmaulana(galipat)

Sumber:Kompas.com

Ditonton Iis Dahlia, Raffi Ahmad Bilang, "Yah Ibu-Ibu Lagi"
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Many bodies prepared for cremation last week in Kathmandu were of young men from Gongabu, a common stopover for Nepali migrant workers headed overseas. Credit Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times

KATHMANDU, Nepal — When the dense pillar of smoke from cremations by the Bagmati River was thinning late last week, the bodies were all coming from Gongabu, a common stopover for Nepali migrant workers headed overseas, and they were all of young men.

Hindu custom dictates that funeral pyres should be lighted by the oldest son of the deceased, but these men were too young to have sons, so they were burned by their brothers or fathers. Sukla Lal, a maize farmer, made a 14-hour journey by bus to retrieve the body of his 19-year-old son, who had been on his way to the Persian Gulf to work as a laborer.

“He wanted to live in the countryside, but he was compelled to leave by poverty,” Mr. Lal said, gazing ahead steadily as his son’s remains smoldered. “He told me, ‘You can live on your land, and I will come up with money, and we will have a happy family.’ ”

Weeks will pass before the authorities can give a complete accounting of who died in the April 25 earthquake, but it is already clear that Nepal cannot afford the losses. The countryside was largely stripped of its healthy young men even before the quake, as they migrated in great waves — 1,500 a day by some estimates — to work as laborers in India, Malaysia or one of the gulf nations, leaving many small communities populated only by elderly parents, women and children. Economists say that at some times of the year, one-quarter of Nepal’s population is working outside the country.

Nepal’s Young Men, Lost to Migration, Then a Quake

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