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Music Of Indonesia 3: Music From The Outskirts Of Jakarta
Various Artists
Music Of Indonesia 3: Music From The Outskirts Of Jakarta
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Gambang Kromong comes from a virtually invisible part of the capital of Indonesia that most people have forgotten. Both performers and audience for this music today live at the edges of Jakarta and in the towns and semi-ru...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Music Of Indonesia 3: Music From The Outskirts Of Jakarta
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Original Release Date: 6/27/1991
Re-Release Date: 7/13/1992
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Far East & Asia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093074005729, 093074005743

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Gambang Kromong comes from a virtually invisible part of the capital of Indonesia that most people have forgotten. Both performers and audience for this music today live at the edges of Jakarta and in the towns and semi-rural areas beyond. The music is wonderfully disorienting. It combines Indonesian, Chinese, and sometimes European-derived instruments in musical styles, at times reminiscent of gamelan music and at other times recalls small-group jazz of the 1920s and 1930s. "Don't miss the modern stuff-- a Dixieland-gamelan head trip you have to hear..." -- The Village Voice

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jon zimmermann | Vic West | 02/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a novice to Indonesian Music, I was blown away at the content of this album. Not only are the tracks superlative, but the liner notes and geographical information drew you in to a world of passion and prolific creativity. Onde-onde has been playing in my Java Media Player on loop mode."