Inul Daratista (born Ainur Rokhimah, 21 January 1979 in Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia) is a dangdut singer and performance artist. Inul is a corrupted version of Ainur, and the singer's childhood pet name. As she began her musical career singing in a 'rock' band, she adopted the stage name Daratista.
She became nationally famous after a televised concert in Jakarta in 2003. Her dance moves, which she calls Goyang Inul or Ngebor (lit. 'drilling'), quickly became the source of controversy due to her gyrating hip motions. Some conservative Muslim organizations such as the Indonesian Muslim Council (MUI) called for a ban on her concerts. She was cited as a reason to pass a national anti-pornography bill that was drafted during the height of the controversy in mid-2003, but as of 2005 has not passed. Inul's dance style was also criticised by other dangdut singers, most vocally Rhoma Irama, for "corrupting" the genre, though these criticisms did little to dent her popularity. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.