More from the ‘Kroncong General’ of Indonesia… Rudi Pirngadie and his Krontjong Beat!

Awhile back I posted a link [here] to two albums on my youtube channel on Evergreen Records, the love-child of Brigadier General Rudi Pirngadie. Now here’s two more amazing albums from this bizarre nook of Indonesian music. It’s more lounge than Martin Denny, more exotic than Les Baxter, more tiki-torch space-age than anything you’ve ever heard…and all wrapped with a political ideology that insists that kroncong music can unite Indonesia, especially if a Brigadier General funds the label… so kick back in your grass-skirt, sip that neon-pink mai-tai, and let yourself be swept away with the lush and mysterious kroncong beat…

Here’s Songs from the Minahasa in Krontjong Beat…

and here’s Songs from Tapanuli in Krontjong Beat…

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