Category: Performing Arts Practices: Theater, Dance, Music

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Keroncong Music and Social Identity in Surakarta, Indonesia

This article aims at exploring how keroncong (folk music) musicians construct identity in community contexts. Performing music is not free from contexts rather it authorizes their position and role in that society. Being on stage they want to confirm statuses and validate world-views in public. They intend to present ideals and thoughts in larger settings.