A 12-Album Indonesian Music Series.

Welcome to Javasounds. Our music series hopes to serve as the finest and most reliable introduction to the enchanting music of Java, Indonesia.

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Idjah and members of the Jugula group showcase a style of Gamelan created as a reaction to the government’s ban on rock and roll.
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Ruk Ruk Rukmana, one of the best known Kacapi players in the world, is accompanied on this album by famed singer Euis Komariah.
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Ritual music played with only two very simple stringed instruments and known for putting its accompanying dancers into trances.
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Employing bronze keys, gongs, drums, and strings, its lovely interlocking patterns have influenced many western composers.
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Club Endah in Bandung is home to one of the most wildly energetic and psychadelic Jaipongan groups in the city.
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Minimal yet playful, the style of Gamelan known as Degung is the musical autograph of the people of West Java.
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Gangan Garmana is known throughout West Java for the graceful edge he brings to the kacapi.
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Across the nation of Indonesia, the popular music known as Dangdut can be heard echoing from dance clubs just like this one in Bandung.
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These musicians may pass the hat or not, but one thing is sure: they can provide passers-by an immediate escape.
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Hear these living representatives of a forgotten time musically integrate themselves into the land with its spirits and cycles.
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These are the shimmering sounds of cremation music heard throughout the island of Bali during funeral ceremonies.
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Gan Gan Garmana, accompanied by Euis Komariah and Ros, brings a contemporary flare to this unique style of music.
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