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Gambang Kromong Irama Bersatu - "Pobin Poa Si Li Tan" [Official Audio]
Listen to the official audio of "Pobin Poa Si Li Tan" sung by Masnah, from the 1991 album 'Music of Indonesia, Vol. 3: Music from the Outskirts of Jakarta: Gambang Kromong' on Smithsonian Folkways. The song is a story of Tang Dynasty China, sung in pantun, concerting Li Tan, a child-prince who later became Emperor Rui Zong (r. 707-712). 'Music of Indonesia, Vol. 3: Music from the Outskirts of Jakarta: Gambang Kromong' is available as CD and digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: Gambang Kromong comes from a virtually invisible part of the capital of Indonesia that most people have forgotten. Both performers and audience for this music today live at the edges of Jakarta and in the towns and semi-rural areas beyond. The music is wonderfully disorienting. It combines Indonesian, Chinese, and sometimes European-derived instruments in musical styles, at times reminiscent of gamelan music and at other times recalls small-group jazz of the 1920s and 1930s. "Don't miss the modern stuff—a Dixieland-gamelan head trip you have to hear..." — The Village Voice Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time. ©2008 Smithsonian Institution
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5 min 24 sec
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