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

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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