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Sungguh Terpaksa

Sungguh Terpaksa

Kacapi are boat-shaped two-stringed lutes. Players pluck the strings to accompany a variety of song genres. Kacapi ensembles often include several kacapi. A performance includes instrumentals, nonnarrative and narrative songs, and comic interludes. This song is an example of a comic interlude. The musician La Podding hooks up his kacapi to an amplifier, imitating an electric guitar and singing a popular song. The "announcer" introduces him in a pretentious radio-style voice. All of this is a comment on urban, popular culture, coming from a "traditional" and rural Bugis kacapi ensemble.