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Tonggeret
Idjah Hadidjah
Tonggeret
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Tongerret showcases the sinuous, melismatic female vocals of Indonesia's Idjah Hadidjah, who performs songs spanning three genres of regional Sundanese popular music: the concert music styles kliningan and celempungan, and...  more »

      
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All Artists: Idjah Hadidjah
Title: Tonggeret
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Elektra / Wea
Original Release Date: 12/15/1987
Re-Release Date: 7/1/1991
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Far East & Asia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075597917314, 075597917321, 075597917345

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Tongerret showcases the sinuous, melismatic female vocals of Indonesia's Idjah Hadidjah, who performs songs spanning three genres of regional Sundanese popular music: the concert music styles kliningan and celempungan, and the dance music jaipongan. The latter style, adapted by renowned composer/choreographer Gugum Gumbira from the earlier, "disreputable," Ketuk Tilu tradition of Sundanese dance music, enjoyed immense popularity throughout Indonesia in the late 1970s and early 1980s, catapulting Idjah Hadidjah to national stardom. Although jaipongan music shares instrumentation (gongs and metallophones) and certain formal similarities with Indonesia's better-known gamelan (ceremonial percussion orchestra) tradition, its forceful drumming and erotic overtones give it a much more contemporary sound. The Kliningan and Celempungan selections, by contrast, are imbued with a dreamy, soft-focus quality, heightened by Hadidjah's richly ornamented vocalizing. --Dennis Rea
 

CD Reviews

Beautiful 4-D sound
jmg_wien | 09/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"well, unlike the other reviewer, i dont think its nuts. this is a beautiful recording of jaipong at its best! welcome to the 4th dimension, unplugged. where are more jaipong classics at amazon???"