Sunday, June 28, 2009
'Indonesia Raya' , National Anthem of Indonesia
"Indonesia Raya" (Great Indonesia)
Words by: Wage Rudolf Soepratman
Music by: Wage Rudolf Soepratman
The song first appeared as a Nationalist Party song (the party working for independence of Indonesia from the Netherlands) in 1928 and was published in a Chinese Indonesian newspaper "Sin Po" that same year. The colonial Dutch regime forbade the anthem to be sung under Dutch rule, and after the successful independence declaration in 1945, it became the national anthem..