Friday, February 22, 2008

Dedicate to Gombloh

Maybe you've never heard of the name of Gombloh, but I have. Nowadays, his name is not very familiar to many people. But as I remember when I was 10 ish, I heard his songs on the radio or TV.
As I clicked on youtube, I found his songs by accident!

Gombloh was born in Indonesia on July 14, 1948 to Slamet and Tataoekah, a chicken-seller family. Slamet always his children to pursue high education so they can live better. After having finished his high school, Gombloh studied at Institute Technology Sepuluh November in Surabaya majoring Architecture, but too bad he didn't finish it. And he ended in music industry.

Gombloh died on January 9, 1988 because of complex illness. But do you know that most of Gombloh's songs were used as a research by Martin Hatch from Cornell University entitled "Social Criticism in Songs of 1980's Indonesian Pop Country Singers" in Toronto, Canada in 2000.

Too bad, Indonesian government paid attention to his creation after his death, especially for his song "Gebyar Gebyar". As he was still alive, this song was totally ignored.

7 Comments:

Blogger Tiwi said...

Napa selalu telat ngasih penghargaan ke seniman2 di Indo ya...justru mereka yang bikin nama Indo terkenal khan *engga bikin tercemar*....

8:46 AM  
OpenID mercuryfalling said...

woi tidur..tidur...!!

gak tidur2x lu ya ??!

6:32 PM  
Anonymous yulia said...

waduh si gombloh..gw inget bener ni lagunya yg ku gadaikan cintaku..dulu kan ngetop banget ya :)

5:27 PM  
Blogger Christy Hann-Trefzger said...

Tiwi ---> karna pemerintah kita sibuk ngantongin duit hehehe ingatnya kalo mereka udah meninggal :)

Mercury---> tak gue call yah wuakkakakakaka

Yulia ---> kasian gue juga kangen hehhe :(

7:19 PM  
Blogger mrtajib said...

# But do you know that most of Gombloh's songs were used as a research by Martin Hatch from Cornell University entitled "Social Criticism in Songs of 1980's Indonesian Pop Country Singers" in Toronto, Canada in 2000.

==> Ada link-nya?

1:53 AM  
Blogger Christy Hann-Trefzger said...

ada tuh di wikipedia indo :D

8:50 PM  
Blogger Christy Hann-Trefzger said...

tuh sini linknya: http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gombloh

8:51 PM  

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