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Dangdut is a genre of Indonesian
popular music that is partly derived from Malay, Arabic
and Hindustani
music. It developed in the 1970s among working
class Muslim
youth, but beginning in the late 1990s reached a broader following in
Indonesia, Malaysia and the southern Philippines.
A dangdut band typically consists of a lead singer, male or female,
backed by four to eight musicians. Instruments usually include a tabla, mandolin,
and synthesizers. The term has been expanded from
the desert-style music, to embrace other musical styles.
Modern dangdut incorporates influences from Middle Eastern pop music,
Western 'rock,' house music, hip-hop, R&B, and reggae.

Most major cities, especially on Java, have one or more venues that have a dangdut show several times a week. The
concerts of major dangdut stars are also broadcast on television.

Performance artists

Leading dangdut artists include:

Rhoma Irama (The "King of Dangdut")
Elvy Sukaesih (The "Queen of Dangdut")
Inul Daratista (Creator of Goyang Inul)
Evie Tamala
Iis Dahlia
Mansyur S.
A. Rafiq
Dewi Persik (Creator of Goyang Gergaji)
Fahmy Shahab
Meggy Z.
Camelia Malik
Dorce Gamalama
Annisa Bahar (Creator of Goyang Patah-Patah)
Ridho Rhoma (Rhoma Irama's Son)
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