This typical Betawi music known as Tanjidor is said to have originated in the Dutch plantations located in the suburbs around Batavia, such as at Depok, Cibinong, Bogor, Bekasi and Tangerang, where local slaves used to play for their Dutch masters. When slavery was abolished in the 19th century, these bands went around busking to earn their living. This tradition of busking continues until today. The European influence is clearly visible from the musical instruments used that include a trumpet, bass, clarinet, cymbal and others. Nowadays, Tanjidor can be found fused with the Malay-origin Gambang Kromong music that include the tambourine, beduk, gendang, kempul and more.

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