Indonesian Writer – Risa Sarasvati

Risa Sarasvati

Risa Sarasvati

Risa Sarasvati is one of the new wave writers whose young and unique (in my opinion).  In fact Risa Sarasvati is also well-known as an unique mucisian. She wrote all her experiences and her feeling about what you think might be crazy or irrational. You may called her indigo child because she can see what the other people can’t and she tries to make you wondering about what she’s seen by her book titled “DANUR“. Danur is water that comes from the bodies of living things die and decompose. Risa is trying to share and inviting us to her world by this book. She is telling about her “friends” Peter, William, Hans, Hendrick, Janshen, Samantha, Jane, Ardiah, Edwin, Teddy, Sarah, Elizabeth, Kasih. You should read it and feel the unique athmosphere while reading it like i did…hahaha~~ You can find her at  her twitter @risa_saraswati.

"Danur" the book written by Risa Sarasvati

“Danur” the book written by Risa Sarasvati

Did i said that she is a mucisian also? So, then take a look at her video clip titled “Song about Peter” one of the character in her book Danur :


Enjoy it guys ! [aci/@RestySavira]


Candil, a Funny Indonesian Rocker

Dian Dipa Chandra or well-known as  Candil is one of Indonesian rocker who has many fans. For me he is a funny rocker. He was in Seurieus band as a vocalist. Seurieus became popular with song “Rocker Juga Manusia”. You can see his performance here :

Too bad he was out from the band after 14 years with the band. But he still sing and make collaboration with another musician such as Saykoji and Peterpan. Like in this video:

Beside as a singer, he also starring some movies, in “The Tarix Jabrix”, “Asoy Geboy”,”Kawin Laris”, and so on.

Alice Cooper is the one who make him interested in rock music. [Sel].


Indonesian Pop Music

In recent years Indonesian pop music become very popular in its own country. It’s a good news. Today, i am gonna share 5 video musics of Indonesian pop. You may say I-pop.  hihihihi…

Here we go!

1. Citra Skolastika – Everybody Knew

2. Cherrybelle – Dilema

3. Afghan – Dia Dia Dia

4. Yovie & Nuno – Manusia Biasa

5. Geisha – Remuk Jantungku

See you on another I-Pop Video Clip ^^ [sel]

Keroncong Genre

My late aunt and uncle, both were husband and wife, were the fans of Keroncong genre. My aunt is actually a music teacher who teach Violin. Since I was a kid I often heard the music style from tape of my uncle. We were neighbor. Their house was next to mine. So, I am familiar with this kind of music. Well, I am not a fans of Keroncong but I like to hear the music sometime. I searched from engine about the Keroncong. Maybe this will help you to know more about it:

Kroncong (pronounced “kronchong”; Indonesian: Keroncong, Dutch: Krontjong) is the name of a ukulele-type instrument and an Indonesian musical style that typically makes use of the kroncong (the sound chrong-chrong-chrong comes from this instrument, so the music is called keronchong), the band or combo or ensemble (it called as keronchong orchestra) consist of a flute, a violin, a melody guitar, a cello in pizzicato style, string bass also in pizzicato, and a female or male singer. Kroncong music began in the 16th century as sailors from the Portuguese Empire brought Portuguese instruments and music to Indonesia.(source www.

Do we have Maestro of Keroncong? Yes, we have the maestro of Keroncong here. His name is Gesang Martohartono or Gesang. He was born in Surakarta, Central Java on October 1, 1917. He composed “Bengawan Solo”, which is very popular throughout the world. Specially in Japan and Asia. He composed it when he was 23 years old. Gesang died on 20 May 2010 at the age of 92. He left his entire fortune (of some $20 million) to the charity “Music in Youth”.[cel].

If you want to see our maestro, hear his voice and song of Bengawan Solo, watch this:

If you want to hear “Bengawan Solo” in another language and various music genre, watch this:

We also have Keroncong’s Diva such as: Waldjinah, Sundari Sukoco and Hetty Koes Endang. But I will talk about them later.

Perhaps this genre is not as popular as in war and struggle time in Indonesia. Perhaps some  people, specially youth, think this music is for old people. But there are young men, Bondan Prakoso ft. Fade 2 Black  who make Kroncong sounds cool for youth. Check this out :

Dangdut is Music of My Country

Dangdut. Have you ever heard this kind of music? This kind of music is very famous in Indonesia. Most of people in Indonesia like dangdut. Well not all people like it, specially teenager who think that dangdut is not cool for their age, but I am sure deep in their heart they will like this music in time. Because this music is already in Indonesian blood…hahaha…. well, it just my opinion. Don’t get offended. I was one of teenager who thought that dangdut was not cool for my age, and when i am grown up…i turn to like this music. LOL

For me, there are two kinds of Dangdut’s singer: the singer who dance with an erotic move and the singer who don’t do that. I like Dangdut singer who DO NOT dance with an erotic move, because i can focus to the voice and the song.

Dangdut has various style too, there are: dangdut pop, dangdut rock, dangdut jazz, etc.

Since dangdut is music of my country, we surely have the king of Dangdut.  He is  Rhoma Irama. Who was very famous in my mother’s young time. Here is his performance:

His son, Ridho Rhoma, also follow his father career in Dangdut music. Like his father, he is become  popular. He is handsome, good-looking, and  has nice voice. You can check it in here:

Do you like his soft voice?

And here the web to see more video music clip from various Dangdut singer, male and female, in Indonesia:

oh oh…i almost forget…several months ago, i watched tv news here, that in Japan there was dangdut club. A club for japanese or people who like dangdut. I forgot in which city the club is . But i remember the singer can sing popular dangdut song very fluently although she and her band don’t really understand the meaning 🙂

So, do you like Dangdut music?


Raisa – a newcomer singer

Raisa Andriana (born June 6th 1990), is a newcomer in Indonesian music business. Growing up with minimal music education, she learn her unique singing style and voice through some of her favorite singers like Brian McKnight, India Arie, Stevie Wonder, JoJo, Joss Stone, Alicia Keys, James Ingram, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, etc.

Her music is mostly pop with a touch of r&b, she is hoping to give a new colour to Indonesian music industry with her deep soothing voice that you will love to listen over and over again.

Her first single “Serba Salah” will be launched in July, and the rest of the album by the end of the year. Produced by Asta from RAN, Handy and Rio from Soulvibe, the unique sound of RAISA will soon come to your hearing pleasure.[cel].

If you want to see her singing, music style and the video clip. Go check this:

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