[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Sunday, 12 September, 2004, 12:09 GMT 13:09 UK
Singer Keys cancels Jakarta show
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys scooped five Grammy awards in 2002
US R&B star Alicia Keys has cancelled a concert in Jakarta following last week's bomb attack on the Australian embassy in the Indonesian capital.

The singer had been due to perform in Jakarta on 5 October.

A spokesman for promoter Java Musikindo said Keys' management was concerned about security in the wake of the bombing, which killed nine people.

Boy band Blue are also due to perform in Jakarta next month, but it is not clear if the concert will go ahead.

Indonesia has been hit by a series of bombings in recent years which have deterred international acts from playing there.

Jakarta's police chief Da'i Bachtiar said Thursday's bomb was similar to those used on the city's Marriott Hotel last year and the Bali nightclubs in 2002.

It bore the hallmark of militant Islamists Jemaah Islamiah (JI), widely blamed for both attacks, he said.




SEE ALSO:
Quincy Jones plans charity gig
23 Apr 04  |  Entertainment
Hip-hop stars play Aids benefit
11 Apr 02  |  Entertainment
Alicia Keys scoops more honours
21 Mar 02  |  Entertainment
Alicia makes Commons 'hip'
15 Mar 02  |  Entertainment
Alicia has keys to stardom
28 Feb 02  |  Entertainment


RELATED BBC LINKS:

RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia
UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology | Health
Have Your Say | In Pictures | Week at a Glance | Country Profiles | In Depth | Programmes
Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific