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22
October

Safitri

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In today’s edition, we will present keroncong songs performed by Indonesian female singer, Safitri. Aryati which was created by Ismail Marzuki was an old song and has been sung by several Indonesian singers. The song was previously sung in pop genre then dedicated back by Safitri with modern Keroncong genre. The singer with the full name Noor Agni Safitri was firstly sung the keroncong songs accompanied by music instruments such as okulele, flute and violin. Safitri actually was not interested in keroncong music, but thanks to the encouragement of her parents, Safitri finally learned keroncong music and began to like it. Even more, she said singing keroncong is an irreplaceable pride in the course of her life. “Melati di Tapal Batas” is the heroic-themed song which was created by Ismail Marzuki, in the era of Indonesia's independence struggle. This song is one of Indonesia's national compulsory songs that tells about the enthusiasm of young men and women who are struggling to defend the country and nation.

28
September

Balinese songs

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We present Balinese songs. The Balinese song is composed by I Gusti Ngurah Alit Jambe Pemecutan, king of Badung for his lover, A.A. Ayu Oka. The song is a sign of love by I Gusti Ngurah Alit Jambe Pemecutan. The song has repetitive lyric. Its melody is really easy listening. “Ratu anom” is categorized as kid’s song because it is often sung by Balinese children at school or home. In Balinese language, Cenik means small. It means if we always feel small or unable or underestimated, we will be eroded by “Montor” whose meaning is development of the times. The song consists of 5 lyrics which are repeated and tell about a cat. The cat keeps looking for mouse which always makes trouble. Like the song entitled Ratu Anom, the song is also Balinese kid’s song.

26
September

Tulus

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We present, an Indonesian singer, Tulus. He is a singer and composer who was born in Bukttinggi, West Sumatera  on 20 August 1987.The singer who lives in Bandung, West Java is also active as an architect.He released the song entitled  “Labirin” digitally through some music online services on 24 August 2018.Tulus was collaborated with  Petra Sihombing to compose  “Labirin.” The output is that the electric guitar sound heard dominantly from the song. Meanwhile, Tulus still uses metaphors in the lyric of his song. The lyric of  “Labirin” tells about a couple who loves each other.  The admiration also makes them want to know more about each other, as if it enters the labyrinth intentionally even though it is unclear where the exit is. However, there is still a belief between the two people that they can certainly be united.Tulus, has a complete “Muhammad Tulus”. Hebegan his career in Indonesian music in 2011. It did not take much time for him to get a lot of fans and awards. During January up to February 2012, His first album entitled  “Tulus” almost occupied the first stage in musical chart magazine. After one year, the same magazine gave him award as the best new comer based on Editor choice. This proved that Tulus has an extraordinary musical capability.

10
August

Regional song from Sasak

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In regards with the earthquake that struck Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, we will present you some songs in Sasak language for today’s edition. Sasak is known as the native tribe of Lombok Island.  A song entitled “Inaq Tegining Amaq Teganang” which was sung by tells about a couple of herds namely Inaq Tegining and her husband named Amaq Teganang. People said that Inaq Tegining and her husband love to tell stories, even they tell stories more frequently than the kings who give speech. The song entitled “Kadal Nongak” talks about someone that does not want to listen to the advices given to him. The person is personified as an arrogant lizard that lifts his chin. His boastfulness causes a lot of terrible impacts on him. The song “Kadal Nongak” is believed to contain many lessons. Therefore, students in NTB are often required to memorize it. The last song entitled “Sakitne Angen” tells about a brokenhearted woman who is betrayed by her lover because her lover has cheated her.

01
August

The Overtunes

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We will present some beautiful songs from The Overtunes. Let’s listen to the first song entitled “Cinta Adalah”. The lyric of the song describes various definitions of love. Love never fails, it will be perfect as a gift. Love understands the meaning of yielding and it can make us to cry and try to be mature. However, we can get all the definition of love if we would like to appreciate it and willing to sacrifice. The Overtunes is a band group formed in 2013. The personnel are 3 brothers, they are Mada Emmanuelle Brahmantyo, Reuben Nathaniel Brahmantyo, and Mikha Angelo Brahmantyo. The Overtunes was firstly famous when Mikha Angelo joined a singing talent competition show on one of national private television stations in 2013. Accompanied by acoustic guitar and drum, the lyric of “Dunia Bersamamu” tells the expression of someone who is falling in love. For her or him, the beloved one is the most beautiful one and can bring happiness. Therefore, he or she promises to keep standing and will not ever let the beloved one go. Since they were child, the 3 brothers of The Overtunes had been introduced to musical instrument by their parents. No wonder if they are skilled in music and even assume that music is their goal. Their love toward music also makes them to carry “The Overtunes” as their group’s name. According to them, the name of “The Overtunes” is very related to music but it is not tacky.

28
July

MUSIC CORNER

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Welcome back with me ….in Music Corner, a musical segment which introduces you to Indonesian music-either traditional or modern one. In today’s edition, we will introduce you Stereomantic. 

The song entitled Insomnia tells about a person suffering from Insomnia or known also as the difficulty of having sleep. His insomnia is actually caused by his past reminiscences that keep haunting him on his dream. Through this song, the man expresses his hope that his sweetheart can compensate the time he had wasted in order to attempt to sleep. 

Stereomantic is a duo music group consisting of Aroel as the electronic synth and guitar player and Maria Ferrari as the lead vocalist. The name “Stereomantic” was derived from the word “stereo” which means balance and “romantic” which means romantic. The name of “Stereomantic” implies another meaning that the duo group possesses balance power both in their music and in their lyrics and those features are packaged in romantic composition. 

Presented in joyful arrangement, this song entitled “Hingga Ku Tiada” envisages a story about two lovers that always spend their time together even though this wonderful tale is only a depiction of imagination. The character of this song hopes he can accompany his lover for the rest of his life.

 

Stereomantic started their career in 2006 with their pop-electronic genre. The early works of Stereomantic achieved grand success in public at that time. However, in 2017, Stereomantic decided to change their genre from pop electronic to acoustic or ordinary pop. Despite of their change, Stereomantic’s fans remain loyal to devote their love and support for the duo group. 

 

27
July

Eddy Silitongan

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We will present Indonesian regional song, from Gorontalo.Eddy Silitongan is known as one of Indonesian top pop singers. Besides being popular singer, he is also skilled in singing regional songs like “Dabu Dabu”. Dabu Dabu is a kind of spicy flavouring.This spicy flavouring is often used in North Sulawesi seafood, specially grilled fish. However, the “Dabu Dabu” song does not tell the Sulawesi special food with Dabu Dabu flavouring. This song tells the beauty of an island. “Binte Biluhuta” is different from the previous one because it tells Gorontalo special food. In Indonesian language, Binte or bunde means corn, while Biluhuta means being poured. If we combine them, Binte Biluhuta means the poured corn. So, Binte Biluhuta is Gorontalo special food which is soup with corn added with fish or shrimp and they are flavoured in such a way. The taste is sweet, sour, and spicy. “Hulondalo Lipu’u” describes someone’s love towards Gorontalo City as his birth land.

23
July

Keroncong Songs

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We will present Keroncong song by some Indonesian talented singers Gesang and Tetty Supangat. The song Bengawan is very famous not only in Indonesia but also in other countries such as Japan. Bengawan Solo has been translated into several foreign languages, including English, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. The song was also used in one of the big screen movies in Japan. The song Bengawan Solo was composed by Gesang in 1940, when he was 23 years old. At the time, the young Gesang sat on the edge of Bengawan Solo. He admired for the river that inspired him to compose the song Bengawan Solo. Gesang needed about 6 months to complete it which then took him to the title as Maestro Keroncong Indonesia. The song Lamunan Kalbu is an original keroncong song which tells the story about the longing. The wind on the beach blowing slowly giving the deepest longing to someone . Staring to the blue sea remembered the past memory while sitting on the beach with the beloved one. It was a glance of the story of the song Lamunan Kalbu by Tetty Supangat, the keroncong singer who has a beautiful and melodious voice. In the Indonesian entertainment world, especially keroncong music, Tetty Supangat was quite wellknown. On several occasions she performed the keroncong songs with other Indonesian keroncong singers such as Tuti Maryati and Mamiek Marsudi.

17
July

MUSIC CORNER

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Welcome back to Music Corner, a musical segment which introduces you to Indonesian music, either traditional or modern one. In today’s edition, I will present Indonesian Malay song. The heartbreaking song tells the story of someone receives the beloved's wedding invitation. Despite broken he/she always pray for the lover to live happily.  A song entitled “Tirai Sulam Emas” is not much different from the previous song, this song also tells sad story of love.  The music of this song also melancholic with the sad lyrics repeated. 

Boy Shandy is quite productive, since he has produced dozens of albums. The song entitled “Bimbang Menanggung Rindu” composed by Hendra Yuke. This song tells about someone's longing and doubtness for the lover. due to the deep enough gap between them. 

 

20
July

We will present the songs of the people of Central Kalimantan.Although there are several languages ​​used by Dayak people, in general the most widely spoken languages in Central Kalimantan are Banjar and Bahasa Indonesia. Some linguists think the language of Banjar belongs to the Malay group. A song entitled Bagasing Balogo is also composed by Anang Ardiansjah. He is known to be one of the songwriters and maestro from Kalimantan. Bagasing Balogo is a combination of two traditional games in Kalimantan. Bagasing means gasing. These words are then combined into the title of the song as a symbol of the traditional game. This song tells about the bustling atmosphere of Bagasing Balogo game. This game is usually done by men both adults and children while killing their time. Therefore, this song is created with a carefree rhythm and appropriate music arrangements. The Banjar songs sung by Solichati are summarized in one album entitled ‘Banjar Popular Song in the Ethnic String’. The poem in this song invites people to dance Japin. In addition to entertaining, such songs are usually used to accompany Japin dance. Japin or Zapin dance is Malay dance influenced with Arab cultural dance that can be found in North Sumatera, Riau Islands, and some areas in Kalimantan.

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