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Innovative music takes off in Maritime Southeast Asia

Musicians are returning to their roots to create a new regional genre

Kuala Lumpur-based band Margasatwa repurposes the golden age of Malay and Indonesian Western-inspired rock music of the 1960s and 1970s, infusing it with a profound ethnic awareness. (Courtesy of Levi's Music Project)

KUALA LUMPUR -- Since the end of World War II, the soft power of Anglo-American popular culture has expanded to most parts of the developing world. Thanks to radio and television broadcasts, exported recordings and international tours, Western popular music has become a global standard of reference.

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