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Another popular national style, jaipongan grew out of a type of professional folk entertainment from Sunda (West Java). A small ensemble of musicians playing a rebab, a gong, 3 ketuks, 2 sarons, and drums accompanied a female singer/dancer who was paid to dance with men from the audience. The rather virtuosic Sundanese drumming is a particular characteristic of this style. Like “dangdut”, the word jaipongan was made up from syllables representing drum sounds, and flashy Sundanese-style drumming is basic to this style.

Jaipongan, “Daun Pulus Keser Bojong”