One of the styles of music in Indonesia is Keroncong, or, Kroncong. It is believed that this style of music was adopted from the Portuguese around the 16oos.

Below is a short video we made of a Keroncong performance at a hotel in Bandung. The video reveals several different styles that are commonly used. English was¬†used in several of the songs. There was also a guest appearance by a female vocalist who was an “Indonesian Idol” (comparable to the popular American TV show, “American Idol.”

The Keroncong performance was a very interesting cultural learning experience.