History, Modernity, and Music Genre in Indonesia: Popular Music Genres in the Dutch East Indies and Following Independence

@article{Wallach2013HistoryMA,
  title={History, Modernity, and Music Genre in Indonesia: Popular Music Genres in the Dutch East Indies and Following Independence},
  author={Jeremy Wallach and Jeremy Esther Clinton},
  journal={Asian Music},
  year={2013},
  volume={44},
  pages={23 - 3}
}
This introductory essay discusses genre as an organizing principle in Indonesian popular music. It suggests that the wildly creative hybridizations produced by Indonesian popular musicians occur against the backdrop of a relatively stable tripartite macro-genre system, consisting of dangdut/daerah, pop, and underground/indie. The articles in this special issue, which tackle such diverse genres as dangdut koplo, campursari, indie, kroncong, and jazz/ethnic fusion, take a variety of historical… 

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