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"Kroncong Segenggam Harapan"
Orkes Kroncong Mutiara featuring Lin Sandy SFW40056_108
Translated Title Kroncong: A handful of hopeDisc Number 1
Track Number 8
Instruments: Vocals; Banjo; Guitar; Ensemble leader; Cello; Violin; Flute, end-blown; Ukulele; Kroncong ensemble
Music of Indonesia, Vol. 2: Indonesian Popular Music: Kroncong, Dangdut, and Langgam Jawa
Various Artists SFW40056
Kroncongand dangdut are two quite different Indonesian popular music genres that emerged in the capital city, Jakarta. Both styles of music are now "national" musics, sung in the lingua franca, Indonesian, and aimed at all Indonesians regardless of ethnic or regional affiliations. Both rely on Western and other foreign instruments including the violin, cello, flute, banjo, ukulele, and electric guitar, and their musical idioms are basically foreign. Ethnomusicologist Philip Yampolsky's compilation of live and studio recordings of some of the stars of each tradition is an excellent introduction to these popular music styles. Kroncong has its roots in Portuguese songs and instruments. It developed among the poor Eurasians of the late ninetheenth- and early twentieth-century Dutch colonial era in what was then Batavia. The basic accompanying instrument is the kroncong, similar to the ukulele. The emphasis was originally less on the music than the improvised verse form, pantun, which spawned competitions. When kroncong was later taken up by the popular theater and the recording industry, the improvised pantun gave way to fixed lyrics, and the element of competition dropped away. The modern idiom and instrumentation of kroncong were fixed by the late 1930s, and by 1940s and 1950sa time of war and revolutionthe themes of love gave way to patriotism and revolution. Today kroncong is popular mostly amongst the generation now in their 50s and 60s that experienced the fight for Indonesian independence.
Dangdut developed among the lower class Javanese pribumi, "natives," during the 1960s. It mixes Indian film music, American and British rock, and touches of Middle-Eastern pop. Dangdut has become a dance music, reaching across class to the male youth audience.
Note: Due to licensing restrictions tracks 1 through 5 are not available for download, CD only.
The published liner notes, along with corrections and supplementary materials, are available here.
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 1991 Smithsonian Folkways RecordingsGenre(s) Islamica; World
Culture Group(s) Betawi; Javanese
Instrument(s) Banjo; Cello; Clarinet; Double bass; Ensemble leader; Flute, end-blown; Gambang; Gambang kromong ensemble; Gendang; Guitar; Guitar, Hawaiian ; Kecrèk; Kempul and gong; Kromong; Kroncong ensemble; Saxophone; Suling; Tanjidor ensemble; Tehyan; Trombone; Trumpet; Tuba; Ukulele; Violin; Vocals
Language(s) Betawi; Indonesian; Javanese
Subject(s) Dangdut; Kroncong songs
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|102||Begadang II||Soneta Group featuring Rhoma Irama||3:39|
|103||Sengaja||Soneta Group featuring Elvy Sukaesih||3:03|
|104||Sahabat||Soneta Group featuring Rhoma Irama||3:44|
|105||Terbelah Dua||Orkes Melayu Radesa featuring Mansyur S.||5:58|
|106||Hidup di Bui||Gambang Kromong Slendang Betawi featuring Kwi Ap||5:33|
|107||Curahan Hati||Grup Tanjidor Kembang Ros, featuring Sophia Welly||3:52|
|108||Kroncong Segenggam Harapan||Orkes Kroncong Mutiara featuring Lin Sandy||5:44|
|109||Putri Gunung||Orkes Kroncong Bintang Nusantara, featuring Tuty H.P.||5:35|
|110||Kroncong Sapu Lidi||Orkes Kroncong Mutiara featuring Lin Sandy||3:12|
|111||Langgam Suling Bambu||Orkes Kroncong Mutiara||5:25|
|112||Kroncong Morisko||Orkes Kroncong Mutiara featuring Suhaery Mufti||5:24|
|113||Kroncong Kemayoran||Orkes Kroncong Mutiara featuring Lin Sandy and Emi Mandey||2:34|
|114||Langgam Schoon Ver Van Jou||Orkes Kroncong Mutiara featuring Emi Mandey||5:38|
|115||Wuyung||Orkes Kroncong Bintang Nusantara, featuring Tuty H.P.||5:24|