Album Review

Dara Puspita 1966-1968 – “Dara Puspita 1966-1968” – [Sublime Frequencies]

humana   5/10/2010   CD, International

In this second installment of the Indonesian Klasik Pop Nostalgia series, we hear the cute harmonies of Dara Puspita, the Flower Girls, whose career was closely connected with that of Koes Bersaudara. The liner notes detail the intrigue of how Dara Puspita had to travel to Bangkok in the place of Koes Bersaudara, who had been arrested for performing Beatles music at a party. These songs are characterized by sweet harmonies, adorable bass, peppiness, and an overall feeling of upbeat pop. Listen and see why Indonesia was wowed by these girls who could play their instruments and sing–apparently a rare combination!

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