Ki Nartosbdho

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The original tunes and unique arrangements of traditional songs of influential dalang (shadow puppeteer) and composer Ki Nartosbdho are the backbone of contemporary Indonesian music. Heard often on radio…
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The original tunes and unique arrangements of traditional songs of influential dalang (shadow puppeteer) and composer Ki Nartosbdho are the backbone of contemporary Indonesian music. Heard often on radio stations of RRI (Radio Republik Indonesia), the songs were initially composed or arranged for gamelan orchestras that accompanied the soundtrack for shadow puppet presentations in central Java.