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Music of Indonesia, Vol. 3: Music from the Outskirts of Jakarta: Gambang Kromong

Various Artists
Music of Indonesia, Vol. 3: Music from the Outskirts of Jakarta: Gambang Kromong

Gambang Kromong comes from a virtually invisible part of the capital of Indonesia that most people have forgotten. Both performers and audience for this music today live at the edges of Jakarta and in the towns and semi-rural areas beyond. The music is wonderfully disorienting. It combines Indonesian, Chinese, and sometimes European-derived instruments in musical styles, at times reminiscent of gamelan music and at other times recalls small-group jazz of the 1920s and 1930s. "Don't miss the modern stuff—a Dixieland-gamelan head trip you have to hear..." — The Village Voice

The published liner notes, along with corrections and supplementary materials, are available here.

Track Listing

101
Pobin Kong Ji Lok Gambang Kromong Irama Bersatu 5:56
102
Poblin Pe Pan Tau / Gula Ganting / Lopan Ce Cu Teng (medley) Gambang Kromong Irama Bersatu 7:00
103
Mas Nona / Pobin Pe Pan Tau / Lopan Tukang Sado (medley) Pobin Pe Pan Tau / Mas Nona / Lopan Tukang Sado (medley) 8:26
104
Pobin Poa Si Li Tan / Poa Si Li Tan / Poblin Poa Si Li Tan (medley) Pobin Poa Si Li Tan / Poa Si Li Tan / Pobin Poa Si Li Tan (medley) 5:26
105
Poblin Pe Pan Tau / Burung Nori / Lopan Seng Kyok (medley) Pobin Pe Pan Tau / Burung Nori / Lopan Seng Kyok (medley) 7:36
106
Balo-Balo Gambang Kromong Slendang Betawi 5:35
107
Stambul Bila Gambang Kromong Slendang Betawi 9:16
108
Onde-Onde Gambang Kromong Slendang Betawi 5:00
109
Stambul Lama Gambang Kromong Slendang Betawi 8:43
110
Cinta Manis Grup Tanjidor Kembang Ros 6:14

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