Guitar History in Indonesia

Unlike the history of the guitar in the world, the history of the guitar in Indonesia began with the arrival of the Portuguese who were then prisoners of the Dutch colonial. To get rid of boredom in prison, they played a musical instrument, the guitar.

Over time, the spread of the guitar in Indonesia was well received because this instrument could be combined with traditional arts, such as keroncong music.

The emergence of a number of well-known Indonesian guitarists after independence also shows the rapid development of the guitar in Indonesia. One of the guitarists who successfully made the nation proud were Linda Sukamta and Andre Irawan who won The First South East Asian Guitar Festival in 1977 and 1978.



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