Love the haunting introduction to Lala- Anyam-anyaman nyaman by Jempol Jenthik Orkes Keroncong (JJOK) at 2015 SKF. Lyrics are by Sujiwo Tejo an Indonesian poet, writer, musician, actor, dalang.
video and audio by Ganang Partho
At the end you can follow the link to a keroncong medley Lir-llir – Ave Maria featuring the wonderful Sruti Respati with JJOK.
These great young musicians come from Tugu, Jakarta
Young musicians dominated this year’s keroncong festival. Many of the groups were made up of young players who presented their own versions of keroncong. They adapted modern musical sounds and incorporated different instruments to create lively, entertaining keroncong.
Hope you enjoy the talented Komunitas Keroncong Anak Jombang (KKAJ).
The SKF returned this year to the beautiful setting of the Halaman Balaikota Surakarta. Over two nights huge crowds flocked to enjoy a great variety of keroncong styles played by musicians of all ages.
Sincere thanks to Tirto Gempil Solo for allowing me to use his wonderful photos.
Lots of keroncong performances in the streets around Solo at the moment as a warm up to the festival on September 25 and 26. Many groups are made up of young musicians.
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