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Ari Lasso

Indonesian Popular Music. A History

By: Chandra Drews and Emma Kwee Indonesia has a rich culture of music that sadly often goes unappreciated overseas or even (more sadly) at home. This article...

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Gamelan, a true Indonesian invention!

By: Chandra Drews Gamelan: A Distinctly Indonesian Thing Mention ‘Indonesian Music’ to most folks in the Western hemisphere (or anywhere else come to that) and...

Rhoma Irama

Dangdut: Indonesia’s Blue Collar Dance Movement

By: Chandra Drews Anybody ever visiting a village wedding will have witnessed it: Dangdut. An often female singer, for Indonesian standards quite scantily dressed,...

Dara Puspita Band Indonesia

Indonesian Rock – A Documentation of Change

By: Chandra Drews The story of the development of rock music in Indonesia is tightly related to the cultural and political changes the country faced in the last 50...