Musik Betawi yang dikenal dengan nama Tanjidor konon berasal dari perkebunan Belanda yang terletak di luar kota sekitar Batavia, seperti Depok, Cibinong, Bogor, Bekasi dan Tangerang, tempat dimana para budak setempat kerap memainkan untuk majikan Belandanya. Ketika perbudakan dihapuskan pada abad 19, kelompok pemusik meneruskannya dengan ngamen sebagai mata pencaharian mereka. Tradisi ngamen ini terus berlanjut sampai sekarang. Pengaruh Eropa terlihat jelas dari pemakaian alat musiknya seperti trompet, bas, klarinet, simbal dan lainnya. Saat ini Tanjidor telah melebur dengan musik asal Malay Gambang kromong, menggunakan alat music tamborin, beduk, gendang, kempul dan lainnya

Related Places

  • Pecenongan

    An area that comes alive with street food at night is Pecenongan, located between Jalan Juanda, just behind the Presidential Palace across the canal all the way to Jalan Batu Tulis Raya. This is another of Jakarta’s many culinary destinations. As the area lies within China Town, food here is dominated by delicious and authentic Chinese food from its many provinces. Indonesian food can also be obtained. But Moslems are advised to inquire first whether the food ordered contains pork.

  • Kemang

    As the Kemang area near Kebayoran in South Jakarta is surrounded by homes of foreign diplomats and a highly cosmopolitan community, Kemang has become an urban hangout for the international crowd. Here you will find Fine Dining restaurants serving Italian, Thai, Turkish, American, Japanese, Indonesian cuisine in special surroundings, to popular clubs that stretch out to the outdoors, offering live music in the evening.

    At Kemang supermarkets you can find all sorts of foods and ingredients needed for any international cuisine.

  • Discovery Hotel & Convention Ancol

    Offering Betawi hospitality, this hotel are the perfect place to enjoy the Jakarta Experience.