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Sun begins to set on Lokananta

  • An original vinyl record of the national anthem “Indonesia Raya” is seen on display. The record was produced by Lokananta, Indonesia’s oldest recording company. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    An original vinyl record of the national anthem “Indonesia Raya” is seen on display. The record was produced by Lokananta, Indonesia’s oldest recording company. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • A staff members checks on records shelved in a storage room at Lokananta. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    A staff members checks on records shelved in a storage room at Lokananta. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • One precious vinyl features then president Sukarno’s speech on Indonesia’s declaration of independence on Aug. 17, 1945. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    One precious vinyl features then president Sukarno’s speech on Indonesia’s declaration of independence on Aug. 17, 1945. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • A worker undertakes the process of digitalizing a vinyl record to save the master recording. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    A worker undertakes the process of digitalizing a vinyl record to save the master recording. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • A staff member operates an audio mixer in one of the recording rooms at Lokananta. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    A staff member operates an audio mixer in one of the recording rooms at Lokananta. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • A woman looks at vinyl records by Indonesian musicians such as Waljinah that are stored on the shelves. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    A woman looks at vinyl records by Indonesian musicians such as Waljinah that are stored on the shelves. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • A staff member manually processes a cassette. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    A staff member manually processes a cassette. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • A Lokananta cassette lies on a machine. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    A Lokananta cassette lies on a machine. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Many people believe that a gamelan set housed at Lokananta can play by itself. The name Lokananta comes from a Sanskrit word meaning a strain of gamelan music from heaven. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Many people believe that a gamelan set housed at Lokananta can play by itself. The name Lokananta comes from a Sanskrit word meaning a strain of gamelan music from heaven. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • A visitor walks past pictures of musicians in one of Lokananta's rooms. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    A visitor walks past pictures of musicians in one of Lokananta's rooms. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Covers of vinyls produced by Lokananta are displayed side by side. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Covers of vinyls produced by Lokananta are displayed side by side. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • The art deco architecture of the Lokananta building now looks somewhat dull. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    The art deco architecture of the Lokananta building now looks somewhat dull. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

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