Minggu, 02 Maret 2014

I fell in love with Keroncong

How today became different, I searched for “Keroncong” without purpose on google. It was fun enough to download original songs from Indonesia, yes “Keroncong”.
Bandar Jakarta, Sapu Tangan, Jembatan Merah, Dayung Sampan, Keroncong Kemayoran, and surely Bengawan Solo are great songs by Gesang. Keroncong music is so nice!

Bengawan Solo
by Gesang

Bengawan Solo
Riwayatmu ini
Sedari dulu jadi
Perhatian insani

Musim kemarau
Tak seberapa airmu
Dimusim hujan air
Meluap sampai jauh

Mata airmu dari Solo
Terkurung gunung seribu
Air meluap sampai jauh
Dan akhirnya ke laut

Itu perahu
Riwayatnya dulu
Kaum pedagang selalu
Naik itu perahu

Listen and download here:

"Bengawan Solo" is my favourite keroncong song, I find the lyrics so touching. The instruments are in harmony. I listened to it at times, wow.
Through the lyrics I knew how special and beautiful the River Bengawan Solo was. Frankly I have never been to Bengawan Solo which is located in Solo-Middle Java-Indonesia, so I looked for the picture of it on google.

in the past

in the present

Well, I cannot understand with those living near the River Bengawan Solo. They exactly know how special the river is but then they have not really preserved it.
However, it is their problem. My turn is to stay in love with Keroncong Music originally coming from Indonesia, my beloved land.