Sunday, August 30, 2015

KELUARGA KESENIAN DAERAH DJAWA TIMUR STUDIO SURABAJA



Here's a very interesting one, klenengan music from Surabaya in East-Java and it has a gending cover from the song Gendjer Gendjer on it. Some of you probably know the story already but I'll tell it again. In the early 60's two records came out with versions of this song. Lilis Suryani's "Lilis.... Ia Tetap Diatas!!" and Jack Lesmana's album "Mari Bersuka Ria" with Orkes Lenso that had Bing Slamet's version of the song on it. Both these albums were banned under the fascist Suharto dictatorship, just having these albums could land you in jail for a long time, heavy torture very probable.... This was because Gerwani, the female wing of the Indonesian Communist Party, the PKI, used to play that song, Gendjer Gendjer at their meetings....

The song itself has no political message at all, it's about a poor woman eating water spinach (gendjer) and bringing some to the market to sell...

The song's composer, Mohamed Arif, was among the hundreds of thousands murdered when the Suharto regime took over in 1965....

I imagine this record must've been banned too....

GET IT HERE

enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Hallo, Vrienden. .

    Saya meminta ijin telah menggunakan salah satu gambar di atas milik Anda untuk sebuah artikel yang saya buat(artikel tersebut bersifat non-komersil), di artikel tersebut saya memuat alamat blog Anda sebagai pemilik gambar tersebut. .

    Jika Anda berkeberatan karena gambar milik Anda saya muat diartikel, saya bersedia segera menghapusnya. .

    Berikut saya sertakan link artikel yang memuat gambar milik Anda:

    http://www.kompasiana.com/prillyjeanaldi/lagu-genjer-genjer-itu-hanya-terkena-sial_560e10083693739c0572865b

    Ngomong ngomong, koleksi piringan hitam Anda luar biasa, banyak harta karun musik indonesia yang jarang orang punya. .

    Danke :)

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  2. ah waktu comment ini saya di belanda.... terima kasih banyak!!!!

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