Benyamin Sueb | Google Doodle Ulang Tahun Benyamin Sueb ke-81
Today’s the search engine Google has shared an amazing Google Doodle remembering Benyamin Sueb for his great contribution towards society and for using music and humor to preserve appreciated custom and culture for generations to come!
Benyamin Sueb (often written Benyamin S. or called Bang Ben) was born on 5th march, 1939 in in present-day Jakarta, was an Indonesian actor, comedian, singer, songwriter, writer, director, and producer Benyamin “Bang Ben” Sueb, who supported Jakarta, Indonesia’s Betawi culture as the star of more than 50 movies and composer of over 300 original songs.
He first go in the music scene in the 1950s as a member of the “Melody Boys,” a band that depicted upon a wide variety of international influences.
He released 46 studio albums and featured in more than 50 films. He acknowledged two Citra Awards for Intan Berduri in 1973 and Si Doel Anak Modern in 1975.
Songs Wrote : “Nonton Bioskop” (“Watching Movies”) and “Hujan Grimis” (“Drizzle”), “Ondel-Ondel” (Giant Puppets).
Films : “Intan Berduri” (“Thorny Diamond,” 1972) and “Si Doel Anak Modern” (“Doel the Modern Child,” 1976), won (Best Actor Citra Awards at the Indonesian Film Festival).
In 1990, Benyamin formed Ben’s Radio, Indonesia’s only radio station devoted to Betawi, which continues to play Sueb’s music to this day.
He died of a heart attack on September 5, 1995 after playing soccer.
Thank you, Benyamin Sueb, for using music and humor to preserve appreciated custom and culture for generations to come!
Today’s Doodle was illustrated by Indonesia-based guest artist Isa Indra Permana. And shared his experience.
This Doodle recaps people of his wit and legacy. His art was his medium to express himself. He was and continues to be an inspirational figure.
Born March 5, 1939
Batavia, Dutch East Indies
Died September 5, 1995 (aged 56)
Occupation Singer, actor, comedian, producer, director
Children Beib Habbani, Bob Benito, Biem Triani, Beno Rahmat, Beni Pandawa, Bayi Nurhayati, Billy Sabila, Bianca Belladina, Belinda Sahadati Amri
Parents Suaeb (father), Aisyah (mother)
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