Dangdut Music The history of dangdut music in Indonesia can add interesting insights. To your understanding of various musical genres that are popular with the wider community until now. One of the dangdut icons who is also the king of world dangdut is Rhoma Irama. Who is still active in the music industry in Indonesia. He even appeared at the birthday of one of the private television stations by presenting a contemporary song from the. K-Pop idol group BTS entitled “Butter” with his signature electric guitar.
History of Dangdut Music
Referring to the book entitled “Cultural Messages of Pop Dangdut Songs and Their Influence on the. Social Behavior of Urban Youth” (1995) by Dloyana Kesumah et al. Dangdut music originally known as a Malay orchestra around the 1940s. This music has many elements from the Malay Peninsula. The lyrics or poetry are in the form of rhymes.
The Malay Orchestra existed in the villages and became a favorite of the less fortunate at that time.
This Malay Orchestra has developed a lot in the. Medan and Padang areas which are referre to as Deli Malay songs. A singer from Jakarta named Ellya Khadam. Developed a singing style that was “faithful” to the products of the. Malay Orchestra and created a new rhythm and sound (with Indian. Arabic and Indonesian drum instruments, bamboo flute) borrowing from music in Indian films that famous at that time.
He infused a unique dynamism and sensuality into his music and his pulse in rendition of. “Boneka dari India” (the lyrics written by Husein Bawafie in 1956). Is arguably the first pure dangdut song to appear in the Indonesian music industry. Dangdut music style is very popular and has a very big influence on the New Order period, especially in 1975-1981. This music is dominate by the rhythm of dance (joget). As well as populist messages and is aime at those who are young, namely teenagers.
A distinctive feature in bringing this color to music.
Is its swaying crouches plus a beat to the beat of the drum called blenggo. From the lyrics and melody. It has the impression of lilting with crooked full of elongated indentations at the end of the sentence. The term dangdut first appeared in 1972. The term dangdut music is a word formation that mimics the sound of a drum. Namely “dang” and “dut” with a deep expression. The spirit of dangdut began in the early Colonial period. When an assortment of Indonesian, Arabic and Western instruments played together in tanjidor, namely the Betawi Mobile Small Orchestra.