This is a really good example of blending traditional culture and modern music.
The song is called "Deep Blue Sea" and it's by one of my favourite Indonesian (and, for that matter, Asian) singers Anggun.
I really love the blend of traditional Indonesian instruments and the Balinese choir with a rather modern beat. The traditional Balinese dance Anggun poerforms also adds to the "Indonesian-ness" of the video!
It kind of proves to us that progress need not come at the price of forgetting your culture. As this video shows, you can be both modern and Indonesian (or whatever nationality you want to insert).
The lyrics are very lovely too:
Jangankan biar hilang semua yg telah di beri...
Jangankan pergi rasa manusiawi dan naluri diri...
Biar bumi tetap bersinar di bawah mentari...
Jangankan lenyap keindahan diri kesucian hati...
Agar kita tetap bersinar di bawah mentari...
Let there be joy and harmony
from the roof of sky above
to the deep blue sea...
All that we have under the sun
Singing loud in unheard sound
Telling us that we are one
Translation of the verse:
Isn't it lovely to get lost in what we give?
Isn't it right to follow the instincts of the human self?
Let the earth still shine under the sun
Isn't it that the beauty of purity vanishes in selfishness?
So we still shine under the sun
I'll post the MV of the song some time!