Lin wrote: "This is a song from the revolutionary period, when Indonesia fought for freedom and sovereignty. Bandung is the capital city of Priangan (now West Java) Province/State, the second largest city in Indonesia at that time.

All Indonesian kids know and can sing this song, since it is taught in every elementary school. Especially in August (Indonesian anniversary), this is one of many independence theme songs we love to hear and sing."

Notes

Song by Ismail Marzuki (1914 - 1958)

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Many thanks to Innosanto Nagara for the mp3.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Hallo Hallo Bandung

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Lin Fadelan for contributing and translating this song and for the interesting commentary.

Terima kasih banyak!

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