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Subject: Dangdut - The Pop music of Indonesia Date: 5/20/2012 8:38 AM
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Give you a idea of what the young kids listen to in Indonesia besides western music....Dangdut seems to be a very risque music in Indonesia. Women Dangdut dancers can be just as wild on stage sometimes, especially since Indonesia is a little more conservative than the west.

I actually like Dangdut music but it might not be to certain people's taste's. Dangdut appears to be a sort of fusion of several different styles of music:

"Dangdut is a genre of Indonesian popular music that is partly derived from Malay, Arabic, and Hindustani music. It developed in the late 1960s and 1970s among working-class Muslim youth in Java, but beginning in the late 1990s reached a broader following in lower class Indonesians[1], Malaysia, and the southern Philippines.[2][3]

A dangdut band typically consists of a lead singer, male or female, backed by four to eight musicians. Instruments usually include a tabla, mandolin, guitars, and synthesizers.[4] The term has been expanded from the desert-style music to embrace other musical styles.[2] Modern dangdut incorporates influences from Middle Eastern pop music, Western rock, house music, hip-hop music, contemporary R&B, and reggae.[2][5]

Dangdut got a peak in the 1990s and in 2012, Dangdut mostly popular in the western parts of Indonesia and not in the eastern parts, aside from Maluku."


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dangdut

Dangdut artists sometimes run afoul of the Islamic religious conservatism of the hardcore fringe groups in Indonesia......almost to the point where some want the music banned. Judge for yourself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhDPu8zNcns&feature=relat...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aun3qJU45dY&feature=relat...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5jfqy8Y2cw&feature=relat...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YmQyLVtg9g&feature=relat...



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