Detty Kurnia: Coyor Panon
Here is a song, typical of the style of Detty Kurnia, the uncrowned queen of Indonesian pop.
Born in Bandung, Sunda, Western Java in 1960, Detty Kurnia is Indonesia's finest singer of pop sunda, a genre that mixes traditional Sundanese music with western elements, the term coming into general usage at the beginning of the 1980's. Detty grew up singing traditional music making her first recording aged 11, before becoming a well known pop sunda singer from the mid 1970's, eventually recording over 150 albums. "Dari Sunda" became a popular album in Japan and Detty Kurnia performed at the inaugural WOMAD festival in Japan in 1991. Detty has managed to make an impact on audiences beyond Asia and possesses a voice once heard not easily forgotten. This mellifluous voice is still one of the most beautiful to ever emanate from Indonesia, and a match for anyone, in any genre in the world.
Enjoy Detty's magical voice!