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Music of Indonesia
Indonesian music shows its diversity in culture, creativity with local music, and subsequent foreign influences in music that molded contemporary music genres in the country. Almost thousands of islands in Indonesia have its own artistic and cultural character and history, and this made its way to creating hundreds of varieties of music in different forms that is often accompanied by theater and dance.
Flores, Bali, Sumatra, Java, and other islands have their own music that is being recorded and documented, and research by scholars both Indonesian and international is ongoing. Indonesian music contains historical records and different Indonesian tribes that perform chants and songs played with the traditional instruments during rituals. At present time, contemporary music in Indonesia is famous in the country as well as the neighboring countries like Brunei, Malaysia, and Singapore.
The traditional songs and music in the country are usually the harmonic type of music with influence of Malay and Indian classical music and have strong beat. The said influence is seen and heard in the popular traditional music genre of Dangdut.
Indonesian Contemporary Music
The country’s contemporary music is bright and strong. Throughout the years, musicians of Indonesia are open to the influence of foreign music and other genres of music throughout the globe. Asia has been strongly targeted by American jazz, and other genres of music like styles of Hawaiian guitar, tangos, foxtrots, rumbas, and blues were performed by the country’s musicians. Because of that, different genres of music were enhanced in the Indonesian music scene, and these genres are hip hop, rock, pop, and jazz.
Music of Indonesia also has a role to play in its pop music culture most especially to its sinetrons, dramas of Indonesia, and cinemas. Indonesian movie Badai Pasti Berlalu in 1977 had produced its own soundtrack hit having the same title. The said soundtrack had its remake in the year 1999, Chrisye being the main singer. The said movie was remade in 2007 but with a different soundtrack, which still has the same songs that were performed by younger generation singers. Another successful film in Indonesia was the teenage movie Ada Apa Dengan Cinta in 2002 in which it produced its soundtrack hits that have songs mostly written and performed by Mely Goeslaw.
Indonesian music today is enjoying international popularity; however, its popularity outside the country, specifically in Malaysia, alarms Malaysian music industry. And as proof, the Malaysian music business asked for restriction of Indonesian tracks on its radio airplays in 2008.