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Aprilia Sari: Sharing good ol' time memories with Miss Sari

  • Prodita Sabarini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, December 21 2008   /  10:51 am
APRILIA SARI: (JP/Prodita Sabarini)(JP/Prodita Sabarini)

Indie-pop band The White Shoes and The Couples Company vocalist and illustrator Aprilia Sari has a soft spot for good ol' time memories that every person who grew up in Indonesia in the 1980s will relate to. She feels nostalgic for Ismail Marzuki's songs that marked the end of the day's TV show on the then only television station TVRI and for the simple illustrations of main characters Budi, Wati, and Iwan in Bahasa Indonesia text books by artist Suyadi aka Pak Raden. Suyadi is the voice of the character Pak Raden, an old mustachioed grumpy Javanese man in the popular 1980s children's puppet show Unyil aired on TVRI. These objets d'art along with aged pictures of her parents in the 1960s and 1970s made her develop a love of nostalgia, which has a big influence on her art and music. APRILIA SARI: (JP/Prodita Sabarini) Just back from a U.S. tour with the band...