Keroncong Tugu: Oud Batavia

In 1971 UNESCO recorded the Keroncong music of Tugu played by the Moresco Tugu ensemble.
The repertoire included songs that used to be popular in Batavia: some came from the Netherlands or Dutch Africa, others were local Indies parodies. The lyrics were multilingual: in Dutch, Malay and Betawi dialect.
Click below to enjoy Oud Batavia (Old Jakarta):

Keroncong Tugu – Moresco to Cafrinho 1925 – YouTube

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