Skip to main content

Java: Sundanese Folk Music

Various Artists
Java: Sundanese Folk Music
View Cart
Buy Custom CD $16.98
Buy Custom CD $16.98
View Cart
Download $9.99
Download $9.99

The Indonesian island Java is the most populous island in the world, and the Sundanese, who live in the western part of Java, are the second most populous of Indonesia’s communities. Sunda was once a separate kingdom, and in many ways the Sundanese are culturally distinct from their neighbors. For example, they use many of the same musical instruments, but Sundanese compositions and tuning systems are recognizably different. Jacques Brunet, who has recorded gamelan music throughout Southeast Asia, provides an in-depth explanation in the liner notes.

Popular styles of Sundanese folk music are varied, and this compilation showcases several ensembles such as the soothing kacapi sulingwith plucked zither and bamboo flute often played in the home, and the aggressive pencak silatmartial arts demonstration preceding a match.

Track Listing

icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
101
Angklung Buhun Cikoneng village ensemble 5:49
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
102
Recak Bojongkoneng village ensemble 6:38
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
103
Kacapi Suling Dedi Sobandi, Dadang Parnaman, Dodi Suriadi 10:16
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
104
Ketuk Tilu Bojong Jati village ketuk tilu ensemble 9:39
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
105
Tarawangsa Pak Supria, Pak Amat 7:19
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
106
Pencak Galih Pakuan group of Bandung 5:22