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The traditional music of Indonesia
written by Ingo Stoevesandt

Being the fourth biggest nation of the world Indonesia covers 17000 islands of which 6000 are settled.
Spread over these islands we find actually about 240 Billion poeple living here. Nearly 88% of the people are Moslems,
only small parts are Christian, Hinduh or Bhuddists. This is why a main topic of the music presented in this article deals
with music of the Moslems living in Indonesia. To understand why so many Moslems live here, I recommend to read
this picturesque history of Indonesia here. In the following article the author tries to collect a “screenshot” of
the actual traditional music performed in Indonesia today.

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