Seeing some Indonesian Music!
Replies: 16 - Last Post: Feb 5, 2013 12:20 PM Last Post By: Klemencja
Sep 26, 2012 4:30 AM
Seeing some Indonesian Music!Hey guys, I am heading out to Indonesia probably from around January to end of March/April, maybe earlier. I am fan of alot of diff Indonesian music I have heard (I'm sure theres loads of styles I havnt heard as its so diverse!) and would love to see some music and also do some crate digging so I can take some music home.
I imagine Gamelan is maybe the easiest to get a chance to see as a tourist? I Would also love to get to some proper dangdut gigs, Pop sunda, jaipongan, campursari, electronic, Street music etc etc. So would love any suggestions people have for places to go to see some music. I've kind of gathered Yogyakarta is a good place to go, especially for street music?
I actually want to centre my travel around Indonesia around hearing as much different stuff as possible, so am very open to any suggestions! Thanks alot for any info you guys can give
Sep 26, 2012 5:05 AM
1For Dangdut, East Jawa is the best. Lots of places in Suroboyo that you can catch live music. Just ask around when you get into town and I'm sure you won't have any problems finding a live gig. Solo used to have live concents every Saturday night but it's been a couple of years since I've been to Solo so things might have changed. Bali has a really good music scene as well, mixing traditional Balinese music with pop/punk/rock. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't. In Bali most of the live music will be in Denpasar. There used to be a place on the by-pass right beside the KFC that had live Balinese rock/punk bands playing every night. But alas, I think it has gone belly-up.
Have a look for Pregina Productions Bali.
The website is www.pregina.com
The produce the best bands in Bali and their website lists their artists and perhaps give concert schedules.
Sep 26, 2012 5:31 AM
Sep 26, 2012 6:01 AM
3Go to SAUNG ANGKLUNG UDJO...they produce, play, arrange, and perform music made of bamboo. Their last concert was TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES...so they performed all of famous BEATLES's songs using angklung....SAUNG ANGKLUNG UDJO is located in BANDUNG (WEST JAVA/JAWA BARAT) It provides classes for visitors to learn all about angklung. Dont forget to hear KARINDING, as well....Enjoy our musics :)
Sep 26, 2012 12:05 PM
4The Maengket song and dance is my one favorite piece of any kind of music, anywhere. It's done by Minahasan groups in Northern Sulawesi. A great area - with great people. Going to a competition is pure magic - as is seeing and hearing the number done in someone's back yard.
Sep 26, 2012 4:36 PM
5You might want to write to my cousin, I Wayan Dedik who lives here in Ubud. He has his doctorate in ethnomusicology from the University of Illinois, Chicago campus and is an expert in the indigenous music of Indonesia. Gamelan is his personal specialty, but he can surely point you in the right directions for the various music forms here.
I sent you a PM with his e-mail address
Sep 26, 2012 8:53 PM
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Sep 30, 2012 7:55 AM
11If you are going to be in Jakarta on a Wednesday night you could come and give Gamelan a go yourself. We are a group comprising of Indonesian's and expats with our teacher Pak Parno from Solo.
Here is a video of one of our practices earlier this month. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WHdWoc_rFI&sns=fb
Sep 30, 2012 7:57 AM
12Or you could go and meet this brilliantly talented young boy who busts in Subang.
Oct 1, 2012 3:58 AM
Feb 4, 2013 3:52 PM
14Have you seen this singer? She is gooood....
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