Dutch girls singing Desaku

Desaku yang kucinta, my beloved village ….. Many people in Indonesia grew up with this lovely children’s song. In this video you can watch Lucie and our lovely nieces Merle and Iris singing Desaku in the Dutch countryside. We were amazed how quickly they learned this song in a foreign language that was completely unknown to them.

To most people in Indonesia this song will surely bring back a lot of nice childhood memories. It reminds them of the place where they played as a young kid, where they felt happy, where time seemed to be endless, always being surrounded by the love of their family and friends. A place they have never forgotten and always will have a special place in their hearts.

It was a lot of fun for us to work together with Merle and Iris. Thanks a lot girls, terima kasih 🙂

Special thanks go to Lucie for her very large contribution to this video.

Comments 58

  1. I saw this video when I was riding a bus from Purwokerto to Yogyakarta (Indonesia). I am very amazed and happy, then I was looking for this song on Google, and I downloaded on Youtube. This video is very very nice, bravo Peter, Lucie, Merle and Iris. Thank you and Jesus Bless You … 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  2. semoga lagu ini bisa menginspirasikan anak-anak kita untuk tetap mencintai lagu anak-anak, dan para orang tua dapat memilihkan lagu untuk anak mereka sesuai dengan umurnya. 😛 😛

  3. Peter, thanks for posting this song..it sounds very touchy..If i had an opportunity to come to Holland, i would be pleased to see you..
    salam dari Solo (Surakarta)

  4. saya sangant kagum dengan apa yang sudah anda lakukan ini . meski anda dari luar anda begitu mesyukai dan memahami serta mendidik putra putri anda seperti orang indonesia

  5. benar gan, lagu waktu kecil nih, tapi sayang lagu jenis ini sayang sudah tidak dinyanyikan anak2 indonesia lagi, mereka lebih menyukai lagu dewasa…apa jadinya kelak?

    but for overall this is a good song and it’s sung by non-Indonesian, i’m happy for the content and at the same time feel unhappy. because we don’t care any more about our culture or traditional, and if any countries that claim as theirs, what should we say?what should we argue about?

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