Cultural Performances & Workshops
- Period / location Friday and Sunday, 20 and 22 September 2019 at Cheonggye Plaza
Dangdut is a genre of Indonesian folk and traditional popular music that is partly derived from Hindustani and Arabic music. Dangdut is a very popular genre in Indonesia because of its melodious instrumentation and vocals. The popularity of Trot in Korea is comparable to Dangdut in Indonesia. Dangdut features a tabla and traditional drum (gendang) beat. Dangdut is very popular throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, and other Malay-speaking lands. The term dangdut is a Javanese language onomatopoeia for the sound of the tabla drum, which is written as “dang” and “ndut”.
Instruments for Dangdut usually include a tabla, gendang, flute, mandolin, guitars, sitar, drum machines, and synthesizers. It has been expanded from the desert-style music to embrace other musical styles. Modern dangdut incorporates influences from Middle Eastern pop music, Western rock, house music, hip hop music, contemporary R&B, and reggae.