The Irama Nusantara office in Jakarta. Its recordings of Indonesian music go back to the 1920s, with most being issued from the 1950s to the 1980s. Photo: Irama Nusantara The Irama Nusantara office in Jakarta. Its recordings of Indonesian music go back to the 1920s, with most being issued from the 1950s to the 1980s. Photo: Irama Nusantara
The Irama Nusantara office in Jakarta. Its recordings of Indonesian music go back to the 1920s, with most being issued from the 1950s to the 1980s. Photo: Irama Nusantara
Music

Indonesian music long forgotten, from pop and rock to traditional sounds, digitised for younger generations to appreciate their past

  • The archival project Irama Nusantara has so far digitised more than 4,000 recordings dating back to the 1920s, which are streamed for free on its website
  • The recordings provide snapshots of Indonesian history that help youngsters appreciate their heritage, project’s founders say

Topic |   Music
The Irama Nusantara office in Jakarta. Its recordings of Indonesian music go back to the 1920s, with most being issued from the 1950s to the 1980s. Photo: Irama Nusantara The Irama Nusantara office in Jakarta. Its recordings of Indonesian music go back to the 1920s, with most being issued from the 1950s to the 1980s. Photo: Irama Nusantara
The Irama Nusantara office in Jakarta. Its recordings of Indonesian music go back to the 1920s, with most being issued from the 1950s to the 1980s. Photo: Irama Nusantara
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