Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 September 2010

272 Pages | 30 photos; 46 line illustrations; 7 musical examples

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195395662

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Dangdut Stories

A Social and Musical History of Indonesia's Most Popular Music

Andrew N. Weintraub

  • Is the first English-language book on a genre significant to the study of global popular music and culture
  • Includes interviews with national dangdut stars including Rhoma Irama, Elvy Sukaesih, A. Rafiq., and many others
  • Focuses on the relationship between music and (1) commercial media institutions; (2) government institutions; and (3) critical institutions
  • Features a companion website with fantastic dangdut recordings
  • Discusses on-going debates about women's voices and dancing bodies in Indonesia, a majority Muslim country, particularly leading up to the Pornography Bill ratified in Oct. 2008

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