Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Shake It!

For those who don't know, dangdut is the national folk music of Indonesia. Like reggae to Jamaica. Or country music to Texas. In many Indonesian festivities, you can see how dangdut manages to entertain the crowd.

And I use the word "entertain" in a very loosely way. Some people love to dance to rhythm. While I, maybe the few people who listen to the lyric for the entertainment. I'll take the example from a dangdut song I heard last week (roughly translated):

Shake your bootie!
Shake your bootie!
Shake your bootie,
That song should've won the Nobel prize by putting "bootie" and "solemn" on the same breath.

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