Jakarta - Kasidah singer. The nickname was pinned on the legendary music group from Bandung, Bimbo. Understandably, their songs, like the Lord, Every Consumable Ramadan, Eid Soon Again, or Missed Us on you O Messenger, seems to be sang that must be heard during Ramadan. In fact, from about 900 songs Bimbo, less than 200 religious-themed songs. The rest, Bimbo adheres to the genre hodgepodge. There is a rhythm of pop, Malay, kroncong, even dangdut.
"We started to enter the religious song in 1972. It was only after 1990, many settlers sang religious themes," said Samsudin Hardjakusumah while talking to AFP on the sidelines of rehearsal concert "Singing Indonesia Bimbo", Wednesday, December 16, 2015, in Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM), Jakarta.
Bimbo frontman usually called Sam was referring to God as the first song of religious-themed creations. The song was pasted in an album that contains 10 pop songs. Community welcome song was enthusiastically. "I made only half an hour. At the mosque, I can inspire, continue to go home and write it down," said Sam.
Not all the songs are made as fast as lightning. There are songs that take months, even up to three years to complete. Siti Maryam title. Sam claimed had requested the help of poet Taufiq Ismail to make the lyrics, but never disconnected. "I was confused. But eventually the third year I make myself, so."
At the beginning of the emergence of Bimbo with religious songs, not all of the people happy. There are few people who question their actions and called Bimbo has deviated from the teachings of Islam. They are also accused of doing heretical because it uses modern musical instruments. But Bimbo do not want to waste energy such accusations serve. "I just said, the microphone for the call to prayer in the mosque at the time of the Prophet the baseball, so unclean as well."
Bimbo started up the music wilderness Indonesia in early 1967. The first time appears in the display TVRI with acoustic guitars, they performed a repertoire of Latin, such as works of Consuelo Velazquez Besame Mucho until Malaguena Salerosa works of Elpidio Ramirez. Bimbo known vocal harmonization distinctive and had a strong character, so that they can penetrate the music industry.
According to Sam, the name of Hamid Gruno Bimbo is a gift, a talent scout in TVRI. When asked about the means at the time, Hamid assured that the name was just a nice, cool. There is also then the name was derived from the Spanish or Italian, meaning "bread for breakfast". "I still say it means good," Sam said with a chuckle.
Her sister, Hardjakusumah Darmawan alias Acil, call the art blood flowing in their bodies comes from his father and grandfather. His father, Dajat Hardjakusumah, who works as an economic journalist in Antara, like sing Cianjuran. While the maternal grandfather of the craftsman known as silat and songwriter. "So we have a soul art passed down from generation our parents and our grandparents," said Acil, who used to sing in the soprano tones.
Tatang Sumarsono, journalist and author Sajadah Long Bimbo, Bimbo called the personnel career from bottom. They never singing from pubs to hotels in the area of Puncak, Bogor, West Java. In fact, when one sister is getting married and there is no charge, Bimbo been singing for three months nonstop in Singapore in 1970.
"Ngamen in Singapore was actually traveling to disband. Coinciding also by recording the first album, which is actually for a keepsake," said Tatang when contacted by telephone, Tuesday, December 15 last.
Prior to Singapore, Bimbo had held out some songs to Remaco, record company led by Eugene Timothy. But their songs, including the Budget of Jayagiri works of Iwan Abdurahman and Flamboyan, was rejected because it is considered not commercially viable. But, after Bimbo perform recording with Polydor from Singapore and got a warm welcome public, Remaco also received Bimbo. Melati song composition of Jayagiri and Flamboyan raise the prestige of its own for Bimbo and remain immortal until kiwari.
|Bimbo with her mother, Uken Kenran or often called Goon.|
|Trio Bimbo stage during Singapore became one of the news in the newspaper The Herald Singapore December 23, 1970 edition (Repro Dikhy Sasra)|
The song was released in 1975, it tells of gait middle-aged woman who is a businessman. He took advantage of her beauty and her beauty to get business projects.
But, in a concert that involve a number of famous singers, such as Vina Panduwinata, Sandhy Sondoro, and Candil and harpist Maya Hasan, the song was not included. Currently rehearsal, Vina heard singing Om Boyke. The song tells the story of a middle-aged man who became a philanderer. Vina hoarse vocal sound was fitted with a wet-acting flirty-spoiled.
Styled like a young child / white hair began to gray /
Presumably you forget how old / Om Boyke cool, older teens ...
In a concert that was held in Jakarta TIM Theatre on Thursday, December 17 last, that, in total there are 25 popular songs Bimbo displayed. From the number of the song, Bimbo only sang five songs, A Ballad singer, romance Life, My boyfriend Sweet, Myself, and between Kabul and Beirut.
Some figures watching the concert, including former president Megawati Soekarnoputri along with his brother, Guntur Soekarnoputra, former Environment Minister Prof. Emil Salim, Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama and his deputy, Djarot Saiful Hidayat, as well as US Ambassador Robert O. Blake Jr.
(jat / HBB)
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