Tuesday, August 4, 2009

RIP:Mbah Surip(1949-2009)


At 10.30 am this morning, a rising star in the Indonesian music industry i.e. Reggae Singer Mbah Surip a.k.a Urip Aryanto has passed away in Jakarta.

According to media reports, the cause of Mbah Surip's sudden death was heart attack. And in compliance with his wish, his body will be buried at the Bengkel Teater Complex owned by Indonesian theater living legend W.S. Rendra in Citayam, Depok, West Java, this evening. Before that, a wedding ceremony of his daugther will held at the same place.

Mbah Surip was born in Mojokerto, East Java, in 1949. He studied Chemical Engineering in Surabaya, and worked in the oil drilling industries in Indonesia and the United States where he wrote his top hit TAK GENDONG in 1986.
This song was first recorded in 2003 but only became very popular since the last few months.

Although I am not a big fan of Mbah Surip, but I have been facinated by his ability to 'mesmerize' our public with his song TAK GENDONG which in my humble opinion is very simple in lyrics & music compared to other popular songs. I agree that it was this simplicity that made the song has a powerful grip on the public, a fact also admitted by President SBY when he stated his words of condolence.

For details on the above, please click here, here, here and here.

In this regards, I would like to express my deepest condolence and simpaty to the children, grand children of Mbah Surip. I pray to God that his soul would rest in peace.

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10 comments:

Edwin said...

Good bye the PHENOMENON and the INSPIRATION...

Harry Nizam H. said...

Edwin ...
He is a phenomenon & inspiration. His humility and frankness grab the public's heart at a time when other musicians are making & performing complicated musics.
His sudden death at a time when he reached top his carrier teaches us that life is valuable, we never know when, why and where will it end.

BlogWebTools said...

Good bye mbah surip..

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Harry Nizam H. said...

@Blogwebtools ...
Mbah Surip will be missed by so many Indonesians.


@Chigozie ...
Thank you for coming.
I'll check your blog.

mytheory said...

he's generous,keeping his low profile and a funny guy...
it's so sad if we had to lose him when he's rocketing.

artistryinfaux said...

I agree with Harry of how important it is to live each and every moment that we have. What a tremendous loss and I pray that he will rest in peace and God will give his family strength to endure and to follow with peace in their hearts of their loss.

Harry Nizam H. said...

My Theory ...
Yes, nowadays it is very difficult to find a celebrity who is very humble.

Artistryinfaux ...
Beside grief, we also learned about life from his sudden death i.e. if we persist in reaching our goals we will make it. But everything in life depends on God decision.

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Harry Nizam H. said...

Kliktukar ...
Let us hope that his family will enjoy the money that he got from
his songs