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Detty Kurnia, the uncrowned queen of Indonesian pop. Born in Bandung, Sunda, Western Java in 1960, Detty Kurnia is Indonesia's finest singer of pop sunda, a genre that mixes traditional Sundanese music with western elements, the term coming into general usage at the beginning of the 1980's. Detty grew up singing traditional music making her first recording aged 11, before becoming a well known pop sunda singer from the mid 1970's, eventually recording over 150 albums. "Dari Sunda" became a… read more

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  • I recently discovered her 'Coyor Panon', thanks to David Toop's wonderful compilation Ocean Of Sound, and... my god, this song is GREAT! A true relevation, never thought an (South-East) Asian pop song could grab me by the heart like that! I need to trace more of her music (or maybe just Asian pop overall!). The bio states she recorded more than 150 albums, which seems a bit unbelievable, although she may be a very productive lady; she must have a great musical intuition then. Can somebody recommend me some of her best albums please? :)

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