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Music and Rakyat: Constructing “the People” in Dangdut

Andrew N. Weintraub

in Dangdut Stories: A Social and Musical History of Indonesia's Most Popular Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395662
eISBN:
9780199863549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395662.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

In the early 1970s, the Indian-based music played in orkes Melayu described in chapters two and three crystallized into “dangdut.” The notion of dangdut as the music of “the people”–the majority of ... More


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