Massada - Pukul Tifa

Band/Record: Massada - Pukul Tifa

Label/Matrix: NL 1979 Kendari KDR 21010 KL

Condition Record/Sleeve: Mint-/Mint-

Extra Info: Fantastic Album .. Original Holland only private press LP on Kendari ... Wow ... minty dream audio ...  very rare !!

Massada is a Dutch/Molukian (Indonesia) band founded in the Netherlands around 1973. Their stye is a rather unique blend of latin/funk/rock influences combined with traditional Molukian (Indonesian) roots. Their strenght ... brilliant musicians ... They had a few minor hits in the 70s and 80s in the Netherlands and Belgium and performed all over Europe. The most solid factor over the years is founder Johnny Manuhutu. Published albums are Astaganaga (1978), Pukul Tifa (1979), Pusaka (1980), Massada Live (1981), Baru (1981).
Most famous songs are Latin Dance, Dansa, Sajang é, Sageru and Arumbai/Air mata Tumpa.
Due to some problems the band stopped performing as a band late 1987 but after 10 years they started to do liveshows again, mostly at Indonesian Year Fairs (Pasar Malams) and even gave some live performances.