Daeng Soetigna

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Daeng Soetigna
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Portret van de muziekpedagoog Daeng Sutigna TMnr 20000362.jpg
Daeng Soetigna (1971)
Born(1908-05-13)May 13, 1908
DiedApril 8, 1984(1984-04-08) (aged 75)
OccupationMusician, angklung player
Known forCreator of diatonic angklung

Daeng Soetigna (May 13, 1908 – April 8, 1984) was a famous music teacher who is considered the father of modern angklung music. He redesigned the ancient Indonesian instrument, enabling it to play international music.[1] He was also active in staging angklung orchestra in various regions in Indonesia.


On May 13, 2016, Google celebrated his 108th birthday with a Google Doodle.[2]


  1. ^ Lee, Jonathan H. X. (2014-10-16). Southeast Asian Diaspora in the United States: Memories and Visions, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 9781443869799.
  2. ^ "Daeng Soetigna's 108th Birthday". Google. 13 May 2016.