“Song of Marginalized Women”


This film will portray Dangdut Karawang song, which is different from popular dangdut songs in Indonesia. The use of traditional instruments such as Sundanese Kendang produce a stomping rhythm and make the body swayed. The lyrics of the songs are usually telling the social conditions of Karawang district which is a transitional society. The song titled Janda Bodong (Bulging Widow), Abang Rony (Dear Rony) and Juragan Empang (Fishpond Skipper) are songs that being hit in Karawang. This relates to the transfer of the Karawang society from traditional agrarian life, filled with shades of spiritualistic or mythical, modern industrial society towards a rational and materialistic.

Produced by Citra Research Centre Indonesia (2017)