Malam Minggu : Saturday Night in Sunda

by Various Artists

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* Version française : akuphone.com/catalog/1LFxLnbFvSAU#content

Akuphone resumes its reissue operations with its latest compilation, Malam Minggu: A Saturday Night in Sunda. This release brings us once again to Southeast Asia, with a stopover in the Indonesian archipelago – to the region of Sunda in western Java. As its name suggests, this collection immerses us in the vibes of Sundanese nights at the turn of the 1980s.

During the post-independence climate of the 1960s, Presidents Sukarno and Suharto encouraged artists to renew and innovate traditional Indonesian art forms in an attempt to limit and control the spread of Western music - which was banned from broadcasting in 1961. This policy saw a revival of traditional musical styles like gamelan degung, and the emergence of Indonesian singing genres: jaipong and pop sunda.

Recorded between 1978 and 1985, this unique and surprising selection presents some of the most popular artists of the time, such as Nano S. and Tati Saleh. It is richly documented by Southeast Asia music specialist Édouard Degay Delpeuch.

Lyrics and their translations are included, as well as a download code.

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released February 15, 2019

All tracks licensed by Manfred Gillig (BLUE VISION, Germany)
(c) 1991-1994 Blue Vision (p) 2018 Akuphone
All tracks recorded between 1978 and 1985

Mastered by J-P Bameulle
Front & back artwork by Hadrien Degay Delpeuch

Liner notes by Édouard Degay Delpeuch
Research by Marie-Emilie Lorenzi and Édouard Degay Delpeuch
English version by Steven Cayrasso

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French independant label started in 2015 and led by Cheb Gero. Akuphone focus on rare global pop and folk music from the early 1950's to the late 1990's. It offers extended reissues, original compilations based on solid and documented works. Since 2017, akuphone also produces contemporary artists and unpublished recordings. ... more

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