Indonesian music

Types of music in Indonesia: traditional, non-traditional (local) and non-local (western). There are also combinations of them. Examples of unique non-traditional Indonesian music styles are "dangdut" and "keroncong". (If you have information on the above music, please let me know so I can provide the links or information here.)

Some traditional songs or compositions require specific instruments, such as:

(I am looking for various pictures of the above instruments. If you have something, let me know.)


Gamelan

If you are interested in gamelan (Balinese or Sundanese), visit:

  1. American Gamelan Institute
  2. Gamelan Galak Tika, a community ensemble in residence at MIT.
  3. Gamelan Mitra Kusuma, Balinese gamelan of the Embassy of Indonesia in Washington DC
  4. Gamelan Sekar Jaya, a California-based gamelan group that performs the music and dance of Bali
  5. Metalworks, an English based gamelan group.
  6. Pusaka Sunda, a Sundanese Gamelan Degung.
  7. Bali and Beyond. Visit their gamelan pages.
  8. You may also want to visit Mike Wardi home page where he has some information on Javanese Gamelan.
  9. Review of Javanese music, including gamelan.
  10. A picture of gamelan
  11. Balinese gamelan goes MIDI
  12. North American Gamelan group directory
  13. Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival 1997
  14. Information about Gamelan and other Indonesian instruments in Japanese.

Or check HOTWIRED Biography on I. Wayan Sadra.


Lyrics

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MIDI files

These MIDI files were sequenced by Iman Tjahjono . They are Indonesian pop songs, *not* traditional Indonesian music.

  1. Pemuda (Guruh Soekarno Putra) - lyrics
  2. Satu Jam Saja (sung by Asti Asmodiwati)
  3. Melati Suci (Guruh Soekarno Putra) - lyrics
  4. Tempat Berpijak (Chaseiro)

See also Archive of Indonesian Songs another Indonesian music page, lots of MIDI songs (including children songs). Also visit a collection of Indonesian MP3 songs.

Links to Indonesian Artists, Bands, Groups

  1. Braggi: pop band
  2. Jubing's Free Classical Guitar Music
  3. Katon Bagaskara dan Ira Wibowo
  4. KLa Project (unofficial web site)
  5. KOIL: Rock
  6. Garis: a fusion, jazz, and traditional Indonesian music.
  7. Irma Pane's page. Irma is a female singer from Indonesia.
  8. Iwa Kusuma: Indonesian Rapper (*new*)
  9. Peggy Melati Sukma
  10. Salam Dangdut: a Dangdut portal. Dangdut is a popular Indonesian music type (*new*)
  11. Sherina: Popular Indonesian children singer
  12. SiSiR: DC Metro area
  13. Soneta Group: Rhoma Irama dangdut group, very famous (*new*)


Other musical links

Radio Stations


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