Have you heard of Keroncong music?
today we are going to learn about Keroncong music.
It is one of the types of music that was popular during P. Ramlee's time.
It was brought by Portugese sailors to Indonesia in the 16th century (i.e. Year 1500s).
Made popular throughout Indonesia and nearby countries by the 19th century.
The word Keroncong or Kroncong is actually a name of a ukulele-like instrument.
Keroncong music is found in __________.
It was brought to Indonesia by _______ in the 16th century.
Keroncong or kroncong is actually the name of an instrument, similar to the __________.
The following slides are flashcards of the instruments used in the Keroncong Ensemble
A pair of kroncongs
Which of the following DOES NOT belong to the Keroncong ensemble?
Which belongs to the Keroncong ensemble?
Let's listen to another Keroncong sample popularly known as Terang Bulan.
Take a few moments to listen this sample and you will find this sample VERY familiar!
There are many styles of Keroncong and young people in Indonesian are rediscovering this music.
Just like this video sample showing a modern styled Keroncong ensemble which features some modern instruments like keyboard and electric bass.
Share what you learned about Keroncong music today.
Here are some questions to help you:
1) When was Keroncong introduced in Indonesia?
2) When did it become popular?
3) What instruments are used in the Keroncong band?
4) Is Keroncong music still performed today?