Friday, April 27, 2018

M. MASHABI, ELLYA & ORKES KELANA RIA



Fantastic album from Munif and his Orkes Kelana Ria with Mashabi and Ellya Khadam.... One of the most important groups from the 60's, it was them that started the whole Orkes Melayu genre and they launched the very successful career of the great Ellya Khadam and M. Mashabi.... Tragically M. Mashabi died very, very young, it is whispered that he took his own life....

Indonesia's first president Sukarno was not charmed, he thought their music way too influenced by Arab and India music and he banned them from performing their song Boneka Dari India.... Secret police would be present at their performances to make sure they didn't play it (it was their big hit song at the time)....

True greatness.....

GET IT HERE







enjoy!


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