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A. Rafiq

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A. Rafiq is a prominent Jakarta-based dangdut artist. He has been active in the Indonesian music industry since the 1970s. He launched his first single, Pandangan Pertama in 1978. The single was a huge hit and propelled his career in the Indonesian 70’s dangdut scene. Rafiq, along with Rhoma Irama and Elvy Sukaesih were the three most popular dangdut singer in the 70’s. Rafiq is well known for his Elvis-inspired stage costume and hip-gyrating movements.

The hit Pandangan Pertama enjoyed a second popularity in 2002, when it was remade by one of the most popular Indonesian singers Chrisye in his album “Dekade”. In 2007, Pengalaman Pertama was again remade by popular Indonesian rock band Slank in the original motion picture soundtrack of Indonesian movie “Get Married”.

Discography:
* Pengalaman Pertama
* Milikku
* Pandangan Pertama
* Cantik

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  • Dogasm

    A. Rafiq passed away yesterday. He was a great artist and his music will live forever.

    20 Feb 2013 Reply

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