Gendjer Gendjer (Filastine)

by Nova Ruth August 04, 2012

An adaptation of the controversial song "Genjer Genjer." The song's lyrics were about the poverty in Banyuwangi, East Java in 1943. While its subject was about a poor woman picking genjer (a flat-tasting river plant) to sell at the market, the song was used as a rallying theme for the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI). When Suharto took power in 1965, the songwriter was killed and the song banned.

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Duration 05:16
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Producer Grey Filastine & Nova
Director Astu Prasidya (aka Tooliq)
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Website http://www.filastine.com
Year produced 2011
Distributor Filastine
Ali
Ali says:
April 10, 2012

a great review!

http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2012/03/01/147753882/past-and-present-meet-in-filastines-political-puppetry

nonakukubiru
nonakukubiru says:
April 10, 2012

I think until 4 years ago, when i shown my friends that I had the Lilis Suryani's version (very popular Indo songstress in the 60s), people were still afraid to distribute it.

another great remix by Dubstep (YK) : http://soundcloud.com/dubyouth-sound/panggung-kami-contains-sample

Great song, beautiful video, strong performance...Love it! Nova and Grey, love your works!

meme
meme says:
April 10, 2012

I'd love to see the lyrics subtitled.... ?

nanas
nanas says:
April 12, 2012

http://novaruth.blogspot.com.au/2010/08/yang-tak-ingin-dilupakan-gendjer.html

Ali
Ali says:
April 12, 2012

another version here http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/emnews/videos/genjer-genjer-sung-by-tika/view

Enrico Aditjondro
Enrico Aditjondro says:
April 12, 2012

Subtitles and Q&A with Nova and Gey Filastine are coming real soon!

Ali
Ali says:
July 01, 2012

lots of great discussion about this song here on the Khmer version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lgy1p6mdVg&list=HL1341108199&feature=mh_lolz

H. MUHAMMAD MUNDIR, SH., S.SY., L.LM.
H. MUHAMMAD MUNDIR, SH., S.SY., L.LM. says:
July 30, 2013

GENDJER 2 VS FOR MIGRANT''' Oc...? WAIT'' MY SONG''....