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Indonesia is home to with those from the islands of Java, Sumatra and Bali being frequently recorded. The traditional music of central and East Java and Bali is the gamelan.



On June 29, 1965, Koes Plus, a leading Indonesian pop group in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, was imprisoned in Glodok, West Jakarta, for playing Western-style music. After the resignation of President Sukarno, the law was rescinded, and in the 1970s the Glodok prison was dismantled and replaced with a large shopping mall.

Kroncong is a musical genre that uses guitars and ukulele as the main musical instruments. This genre had its roots in Portugal and was introduced by Portuguese traders in the 15th century. There is a traditional Keroncong Tugu music group in North Jakarta and other traditional Keroncong music groups in Maluku, with strong Portuguese influences. This music genre was popular in the first half of the 20th century; a contemporary form of Kroncong is called Pop Kroncong.

Angklung musical orchestra, native of West Java, received international recognition as UNESCO has listed the traditional West Java musical instrument made from bamboo in the list of intangible cultural heritage.

The soft Sasando music from the province of East Nusa Tenggara in West Timor is completely different. Sasando uses an instrument made from a split leaf of the Lontar palm (Borassus flabellifer), which bears some resemblance to a harp.

Music of Indonesia. The music of Indonesia demonstrates its cultural diversity, the local musical creativity, as well as subsequent foreign musical influences that shaped contemporary music scenes of Indonesia.

Music of Indonesia

Nearly thousands of Indonesian islands having its own cultural and artistic history and character.[1] This results in hundreds of different forms of music, which often accompanies by dance and theatre. Musical instruments[edit] Balinese gamelan performance. SambaSunda music performance, featuring traditional Sundanese music instruments such as kecapi, suling, and kendang. The musical identity of Indonesia as we know it today began as the Bronze Age culture migrated to the Indonesian archipelago in the 2nd-3rd century BC.[3] Traditional musics of Indonesian tribes often uses percussion instruments, especially gendang (drums) and gongs.

Musical instruments

Genres. Contemporary music. Indonesian hip hop. Indonesian hip hop is hip hop music performed in Indonesia.

Indonesian hip hop

Hip hop music began to be produced in Indonesia in the early 1990s, with the first Indonesia artist to release a full-length hip hop album being the emcee Iwa K, who has released five albums to date. Other Indonesian hip hop groups and solos include Boyz Got No Brain and Neo. Many Indonesian hip hop groups rhyme in the Indonesian language, but there are also groups that rhyme in English. Variously, songs often combine formal Indonesian with street slang, youth code, regionally colored pronunciations, and even expressions from regional languages (typically Javanese, Sundanese, or Betawi).[1] One key feature of Indonesian hip hop that is different compared with American hip hop is that the language used in Indonesian hip hop is more polite and does not use vulgar language, and does not often make references to sex and violence.[2] Indonesian hip hop is often mixed with heavy metal.

Graffiti[edit] Template:Ego References[edit] Indonesian popular music recordings. Recorded music is a reflection of modern Indonesian history and culture—specifically class consciousness, economics and post-colonial identity.

Indonesian popular music recordings

Since the early 1970s, the production, marketing and distribution of recorded media, particularly popular music cassettes and VCDs, in Indonesia have evolved in tandem with the archipelago's ongoing integration of tradition and modernity. History[edit] Central to the ongoing evolution of Indonesian popular music styles was an inherent tension between dueling aesthetics: gedongan ("refined", "international") and kampungan ("vulgar," "low class," "backward"). During the 1970s, the most prominent supporter of the gedongan style was Guruh Sukarno (born 1953), son of the first president of Indonesia and a musician since his early teens. Music of Java. Gamelan[edit] The gamelan orchestra, based on metallic idiophones and drums, is perhaps the form which is most readily identified as being distinctly "Javanese" by outsiders.

Music of Java

In various forms, it is ubiquitous to Southeast Asia. In Java, the full gamelan also adds a bowed string instrument (the rebab, a name illustrative of Islamic influence), plucked siter, vertical flute suling and voices. The rebab is one of the main melodic instruments of the ensemble, together with the metallophone gendér; these and the kendang drums are often played by the most experienced musicians. Voices usually consist of a male chorus gerong, together with a female soloist pesindhen; however, the voices are not usually featured in court gamelan (as opposed to wayang kulit, shadow puppet theatre) and are supposed to be heard discreetly in the middle of the orchestral sound. Contemporary forms[edit] List of Indonesian pop musicians. List of Indonesian pop musicians From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This is a list of Indo pop musicians: Contents : Solo artists[edit]

List of Indonesian pop musicians

Indonesian rock. Jakarta Rock Parade performance in 2008.

Indonesian rock

List of Indonesian composers. List of Indonesian musicians and musical groups. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a list of Indonesian musicians and musical groups from various genres.

List of Indonesian musicians and musical groups

A[edit] B[edit] C[edit] Cherrybelle – Indo pop girl bandChrisye – pop/soul/progressive rock male singerCici Paramida -- female Dangdut singerCinta Laura – electropop female singer, dancer, and actressCita Citata -- Female dangdut singer and actressCitra Scholastika -- Indonesian female pop/jazz singer. D[edit] Dalagita – Indonesian vocal group, finalist of X Factor Indonesia first seasonD'CinnamonsD'MasivDeadsquadDewa 19Dewi Lestari -- Indonesian singer/songwriter and best selling authorDewi Persik – Dangdut singerDewiq – Rock singer and songwriterDewi Sandra – Pop/R&B singer, dancer, actress and modelDidi Kempot -- Most popular campursari singer.

Anugerah Musik Indonesia. Anugerah Musik Indonesia (English translation: Indonesian Music Awards), also known as AMI or colloquially AMI Awards is an annual Indonesian major music awards.

Anugerah Musik Indonesia

They have been compared to the American Grammy Awards, and British Brit Awards. History[edit] The Anugerah Musik Indonesia (AMI) foundations was established on September 5, 1996. It's establishment marked by notarial deed, Ny Lindasari Bachrum, SH, on September 5, 1996 No. 13. This foundation aims to reward the best works in an effort to improve the creativity and quality of the singer and Indonesian musician, both national and international.