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Raunchy dangdut music stirs debate in Indonesia

Dangdut music is an integral part of Indonesian life.

The world's most populous Muslim nation even wants to register it as part of its musical heritage with Unesco.

But there are concerns it has become increasingly vulgar over the years. A growing and vocal group of conservative Muslims are unhappy. Critics say it has been corrupted by vulgar lyrics and erotic dances over the years.

Karishma Vaswani reports.

  • 28 Mar 2012
  • From the section Asia