A March for Indonesia General Election


This longplaying entitled Aneka 12 Volume 10 produced by Remaco recording is a compilation of songs by various Indonesia singers. One of them, a song entitle Mars Pemilu is very important to be noted. This march is about campaign for people to be engaged in national general election. As noted in cover album, this song was composed by Mochtar Embut.

Mochtar Embut is a composer from Ujung Pandang South Sulawesi Indonesia (1934-1973). Graduated from French literature departement Universitas Indonesia, Mochtar self-learned piano since his very young. In his 9 years old, Mochtar composed the first song Kupu-kupu, a chlidren song.

Along his career, Mochtar composed more than 100 songs. His most popular song is a song entitled Di Wajahmu Kulihat Bulan. He was awarded by The International Pop Song Festival in Japan 1971 for his song The Deepest Love from Jakarta. He wrote a book entitled Kumpulan Lagu Populer I featuring Indonesia folksongs to show the world that Indonesia has many qualified folksongs (reference: tamanismailmarzuki.com).

Mochtar has influenced the next Indonesia musicians. Musician and composer Yockie Suryoprayogo (remember album Badai Pastai Berlalu) ever quoted as saying to the media that he learned composition and classical music from Mochtar. *

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