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Karmela Kartodirdjo: Keeping it real

  • Sara Veal

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 7 2010   /  12:50 pm

You might not have heard of Karmela, better known as Lala, but if you’re a fan of Indonesian pop music, you’re bound to fall for this little lady in a huge way.With a laidback style, genuine demeanor and a crystal clear set of pipes, this Indonesian-Pinoy girl next door is well on her way to becoming the next
big thing.“I love singing, I love it when I sing with a crowd, and I see them enjoying my music,” says Karmela Kartodirdjo over a cup of coffee in a cozy Kemang cafe.

“It gets me high when they sing the songs I have written.”You might not have heard of Karmela, better known as Lala, but if you’re a fan of Indonesian pop music, you’re bound to fall for this little lady in a huge way.With a laidback style, genuine demeanour and a crystal clear set of pipes, this Indonesian-Pinoy girl next door is well on her way to becoming the next big thing.After spending ...