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10 Best Indonesian Islamic Albums

Indonesian Islamic song has it’s history. It was published for the first time in 1970-ies. The band who popularized this genre for the first time was supposed to be Bimbo, a latin-pop group from Bandung city. According to Bimbo as quoted in a book Sajadah Panjang Bimbo (Tatang Sumarsono, Mizan, 1998), Samsyudin, a leader of Bimbo, once upon time in 1973, got inspiration after praying Friday in Salman ITB Mosqoue to write a song about God (Tuhan). This song was created intentionally as a pop song. But after this song got its popularity very soon, later Bimbo was inspired to published an album consist of Modern Kasidah, what the so called Islamic religious song.

Before this era, Islamic song was expressed thru Gambus, a traditional music rooted from Egypt and Arab, and therefor the lyric also in Arabic. In this context, Bimbo made a breakthrough because they composed Islamic song in Indonesia language, and with modern instrument and arrangement. So that why Bimbo called this genre as Modern Kasidah.

After Bimbo popularized this genre, other bands followed this trend such as Koes Plus, even AKA, a rock band. And in every decade since then there are several bands and singers who published Indonesian Islamic pop song. Koran Tempo in 2011 published a brief review on 10 Best Indonesian Islamic Songs — ever. Check it thru pdf.file below. *

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Sepakbola Song

There are a lot of indonesian songs talk about football (sepakbola). It is common if the songs were created upon the order of FIFA comittee, such as song written by Padi, Indonesian band. But it was something special if the songs written by Indonesian composer without any interest with FIFA. Look what a band Trio Bimbo done. They have a song entitled Sepakbola which was written in 1970-ies. Although not so popular, but truly there was an Indonesian song talking on football. *

Ten Best Islamic Religious Albums






Ramadan is a month of fasting. This ritual is for moslems. Usually, moslem artists released Islamic religious album in this month. We try to inform you 10 Best Islamic Religious Albums (all time), as we have in our library.

1.Irama Kasidah, by artists Iin and Bimbo, Remaco, 1970-ies. Hits: Tuhan, and Rindu Kami Padamu, Ya Rasul.

2. Pop Religius, Damai BersamaMu, by various artists (Musica, 2008). Hits: almost all songs are hits such as Damai BersamaMu, Ketika Tangan dan Kaki Berkata, Thala’al badru ‘Alaina, Shalawar Badar – all intrepretated by Chrisye.

3. Istighfar, by artist Opick (Nada Hijrah, 2005). Hits: Bila waktu Telah Berakhir, and Tombo Ati.

4. Love for The Messenger, by artist Haddad Alwi and Sulis, arrangement orchestra by Dwiki Dharmawan (M Record, 2005). Hits: Madinatul ‘Ilmi and I’tiraf.

5. Tembang Lebaran, by various artists such as Sinergi, and Rida-Sita (Sony music, 1999). Hits: Pagi Ramadan, and Segala Puji BagiMu.

6. Azza Wa Jalla, by artst Dian Pramana Poetra (RPM record, 2006).

7. Dengan Menyebut Nama Allah, by various artists such as Novia Kolopaking, music by Dwiki Dharmawan (Musica, 1990). Hits: Dengan Menyebut Nama Allah.

8. Kado Muhammad, by artist Emha Ainun Nadjib and Gamelan Kiai Kanjeng, (Kalijogo record, 1988). Hits: Tombo Ati.

9. Cinta Ilahi, by artist Snada, (Studio Kita record, 1980-ies). Hits: Pagi Ramadhan.

10. Festival Nasyid Indonesia, (Forte Entertainment, 2004). Hits: Cinta Saja (Zuhruf) *