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Gugun Blues Shelter: “Make Blues the Rice of Music”

By: Angela Richardson Blues musicians are generally known for playing covers and recycling existing songs, which in turn gives this genre a certain stigma ...

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The Influence of Gamelan on Western Modern Music

By: Patrick Durkan Gamelan is an ancient Indonesian form of music that is still thriving today. Part of the reason for this is the interest the western world has had...

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Building Communities through Music

By: Emma Kwee Music brings people together. 'Music is the best tool to connect people. But more importantly, is what happens when you connect people with the same...

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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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The Muse of Soprano Bernadeta Astari

by Ni Luh Riek Vogler ‘The sun has no need to move mountains to exist for it rises and shines for all.’                                    ...

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Wok the Rock: Founder of Yes No Wave Music

By: Monica Dominguez Yesterday, I had the oppurtunity to interview the creator of one of Indonesia’s first and only free online record labels. The man is Wok The...

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Up & Coming: Two Jakarta Based Indie Hot Shots

By: Chandra Drews Finally finding something that you’ve been searching for some time (yet always knew existed) can cause quite the adrenaline rush. I recently...

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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...

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White Shoes & the Couples Company: A Motley Crew of Indie Pop Indonesians

By: Chandra Drews If there’s one thing Indonesians of my generation (born anytime between 1978-1988) most have in common, it’s the love for the melodies of pop...

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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...