Gesang Martohartono (1 October 1917 – 20 May 2010) was a renowned Indonesian singer-songwriter from Central Java, and composer of the song Bengawan Solo, a tune which has become famous throughout Indonesia, Japan and much of Asia, and which is almost synonymous with the kroncong style of Javanese music. He is most commonly known simply as Gesang.
Gesang was born in the central Javanese city of Surakarta (Solo), Central Java, Indonesia. His father owned a batik-fabric business, which however went bankrupt… read more
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