Throughout the island, the powerful forces of the global music industry and Jakarta-based popular music are evident, from the tapes and CDs sold in cassette stores and broadcasts on radio and television, to the music played by guitar-strumming youth. Along with popular music from outside the island a number of Sulawesi musicians also perform popular music in local languages (pop daerah), usually with electric and electronic instrumental accompaniment and in popular dangdut or langgam kroncong styles.

The musical heritage of Sulawesi, in Indonesia. Read more free content from Oxford Music Online.
Image credit: Pulau Manado Tua Island by Matt Kieffer. Creative Commons via Flickr.

Throughout the island, the powerful forces of the global music industry and Jakarta-based popular music are evident, from the tapes and CDs sold in cassette stores and broadcasts on radio and television, to the music played by guitar-strumming youth. Along with popular music from outside the island a number of Sulawesi musicians also perform popular music in local languages (pop daerah), usually with electric and electronic instrumental accompaniment and in popular dangdut or langgam kroncong styles.

The musical heritage of Sulawesi, in Indonesia. Read more free content from Oxford Music Online.

Image credit: Pulau Manado Tua Island by Matt Kieffer. Creative Commons via Flickr.