17.8.10

DANGDUT IS THE BEST MUSIC

Dangdut is one of a growing genre of musical arts in Indonesia. This musical form rooted in the music Melayu in the 1940s. In the evolution to contemporary forms now in effect elements of Indian music (especially from the use of the tabla) and Arabic (on a twisted and harmonization). Changes in Indonesian political currents in the late 1960s opened the entry of the strong influence of western music with the inclusion of the use of electric guitars and also a form of marketing. Since the 1970s virtually dangdut has matured in a contemporary form. As popular music, dangdut very open to the influence of other musical forms, ranging from keroncong, style, gamelan, harp, rock, pop, and even house music.

The mention of the name "dangdut" is a sound game onomatope of tabla (drums in the world called dangdut only) and is dominated by the distinctive sound and ndut trial. This name is actually a cynical title in a magazine article early 1970s to form melayu music that was popular among working-class society at that time.

Culture in contemporary Indonesian dangdut

By Rhoma Irama, dangdut used as a tool preaching, is evident from the lyrics of his songs and his own expressed by them. This has become one of the great polemics of cultural triggers in Indonesia in 2003 due to stage his protest against the style dangdut singer from East Java, Inul, with his rocking ngebor labeled decadent and "moral damage".
Dangdut singer Inul

Long before, dangdut has also been invited debate and ending the ban on the stage in celebration Sekaten dangdut in Yogyakarta. Debate has emerged once again due to the force stage singer (female) was assessed as too "open" and taste, so it does not fit with our mission as a religious festival Sekaten.

Dangdut was agreed upon many circles as the music that brought the aspirations of lower-class society with all its simplicity and kelugasannya. This characteristic is reflected in the lyrics and song structure. Will stage a sensational style is inseparable from this breath.

Stage of political party campaign also does not lag exploit the popularity of dangdut to attract the masses. Dangdut issue as a political tool also burst when Basofi Sudirman, at the time as Golkar functionaries, singing dangdut songs.

While dangdut associated with the grassroots who are poor, not that popular dangdut only the lower classes. In any event entertainment, dangdut certainly participate enliven the situation. Dangdut stage can be easily found in many places. Places of entertainment and special disco play dangdut songs found in many large cities. Radio stations broadcast that states itself as "radio dangdut" is also easily found in various cities.


SOURCE: http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/DangduT

31.7.10

gamelan (Javanese orchestra)

why...?

In his book 'music of Java' Jaap Kunst says, "Gamelan is comparable to only two things, moonlight and flowing water. ...mysterious like moonlight and always changing like flowing water ...".

Gamelan is surely not a foreign music. Its popularity has spread to various continents and has created a new blend of jazz-gamelan music, gave birth to the institution as a learning space and the expression of gamelan music, to produce famous gamelan musicians.

The term gamelan refers to the instrument / tool, which is a unified whole that embodied and pounded together.
Gamelan word itself is derived from gamel Java language, which means hitting / beating, followed by a suffix that makes the noun.
Gamelan orchestra there are many on the island of Java, Madura, Bali and Lombok in Indonesia in various ensemble sizes and shapes.

There is no definite history of gamelan. Growth is expected since the emergence of gamelan music (kentongan, rebab, pat into the mouth, the friction on a thin rope or bamboo to the familiar music from metal tools). Subsequent developments after named gamelan, the music was used to accompany performances (puppet show and dances).

according to history
Occurrences gamelan preceded by a Hindu-Buddhist culture that dominated Indonesia in the early days of recording history, which also represents the original Indonesian art. Instrument developed to shape up like this now.
In Javanese mythology, the gamelan dicipatakan by Sang Hyang Guru in Saka Era, the god who controlled all the land of Java, with palaces on the mountain Mahendra in Medangkamulan (now Mount Lawu). Sang Hyang Guru first create the gong to summon the gods. For a more specific message and then create two gongs, and finally formed a set of gamelan
Gamelan orchestra tuning and making is a complex process. Gamelan tuning using four ways, namely slendro, pelog, "Degung" (special area of Sunda, or West Java), and "madenda" (also known as the diatonic, the same as the original minor scale that is widely used in Europe.

Gamelan music is the combined influence of foreign art diverse. Chinese regard the tone of the notes, the musical instruments of Southeast Asia, drum band and move to music from India, bowed strings from the Middle East region, Europe and even the military style that we hear on the traditional music of Java and Bali today.



Javanese gamelan is music with pentatonic melodies. A complete gamelan game consists of two rounds, namely slendro and pelog. Slendro has five tones per octave, ie 1 2 3 5 6 [C-D E + GA] with small differences in the interval. Pelog has seven tones per octave, ie 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 [C + D E-F # G # AB] with a large difference interval. Gamelan music compositions created by some rules, which consist of several rounds and pathet, limited by a gong and the melodies were created in a unit consisting of four tones.

to be continue ...


source:
http://www.yogyes.com/id/yogyakarta-tourism-object/performance /gamelan-show/

http://www.joglosemar.co.id/gamelan.html

id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamelan

29.7.10

history of rock music

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