Empire State of Mind – A Song About New York


Empire State of Mind is a song about New York City by American rapper and hip hop artist Jay-Z, featuring R&B and soul singer Alicia Keys. The song’s official music video shows black-and-white images of various locations in New York as background.

UNESCO Recognizes Indonesia’s Angklung As Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Angklung, a traditional Indonesian musical instrument made of bamboo

Angklung, a traditional Indonesian musical instrument made of bamboo, has been included in the UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization) list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.


Rhoma Irama's Soneta Group

Dangdut is a genre of music originated from Indonesia, partly derived from Arabic, Indian and Melayu (Malay) tunes. It developed in the 1960s, and has grown very rapidly especially in the 1990s. Modern dangdut is also influenced by rock, Latin, house music, hip-hop, R&B, reggae and even Western classical music. Due to its distinctive rhythm and melody, dangdut is easily differentiable from other music genres. In addition, dangdut is closely associated with a unique dance movement called goyang or joget.