Biography Ebit G. Ade - Singer and Song Writer

Born with the name of Abid Ghoffar Aboe Ja'far bin or Ebit G. Ade in Wanadadi, Banjarnegara 21 April 1954, is the youngest of six brothers, sons Aboe Ja'far, a civil servant, and Sauda, ​​a cloth merchant. Once he harbored a lot of ideals, such as engineers, doctors, painters. Everything is off the mark, Ebiet even be a singer - though he prefer to be called a poet because of his background in the arts that originated from kepenyairan. After graduating from elementary school, entered Ebiet PGAN (Teacher Education Religious Affairs) Banjarnegara. Unfortunately he did not feel at home, so moved to Yogyakarta.

In junior high school Muhammadiyah 3 and proceed to the SMA Muhammadiyah I. There he was active in the PII (Indonesian Islamic Student). However, he can not go to college to the Faculty of Economics, University of Gadjah Mada in the absence of cost. He prefers to join the vocal group who retired when his father gave him an option: Ebiet enter FE UGM or sister who passed the exam just finished an undergraduate at the University of General Sudirman, Navan.

Ebiet name he got from his experiences in high school English classes. His teacher foreigners, used to call Ebiet, perhaps because they say A to E. Inspired by the writings Ebiet at the back of his red shirt, long Ebiet he is often called by his friends. His father's name is used as a last name, abbreviated AD, then written Ade, according to the sound of their mention, Ebiet G. Ade. If extended, written as Ebiet Ghoffar Aboe Ja'far. Often wander wildly, first Ebiet familiar with the environment of young artists in Yogyakarta in 1971. Apparently, the environment that has shaped the preparation Ebiet to orbit. The biggest motivation that evokes creativity creation of his works is when friends with Emha Ainun Nadjib (poet), Eko Tunas (short story writer), and EH Mammal (the author).

Malioboro become a home for gait kepenyairannya Ebiet when processed, because in those days a lot of artists who gathered there. Although able to make a poem, he admitted that he could not just recite poetry when requested. From his inability to read poetry that directly, Ebiet find a way to still be reading poetry in a different way, without having to declaim. How, by using music. Musikalisasi poetry, so the term is used in environments kepenyairan, as many have done in poetry Sapardi Djoko Damono. Some poems are often recited Ebiet Emha even with the passage of his guitar. However, when entering the studio, no grain of any participating Emha sung poetry. It happened because he had teased her friends to make songs of his own poetry. Racing the spirit of his friends are whipped Ebiet to sing his poems.

Ebiet first learned guitar from his brother, Ahmad Mukhodam, then learned to play guitar in Yogyakarta with Kusbini. At first he only sang with performing arts held at Senisono, Patangpuluhan, Wirobrajan, Yogyakarta and Central Java, memusikalisasikan poems by Emily Dickinson, Nobody, and received positive responses from viewers. Despite that he still considered this as a hobby mere kegiataannya. However, at the instigation of his close friend of PSK (Persada Study Club founded by Umbu Landu Paranggi) and also his friend a boarding house, finally Ebiet willing to also advance to the world music scene of the archipelago. After repeatedly rejected on various record companies, eventually he was accepted at Jackson Records in 1979.

If the original Ebiet reluctant to leave his bungalow not far from the cottage court, the facts have pointed to a straight path for him to Jakarta. It was through recording after recording successfully. He also had time to do the recording in the Philippines to achieve better results, namely Camellia III album. However, he refused to record her songs in Japanese, when he got the chance to appear in public in there. He also never did a recording at Capitol Records, the United States, for the album its 8th day. He includes Addie M.S. and Dodo Zakaria as a colleague who helped her music.

The songs become a new trend in pop music khasana Indonesia. Not surprisingly, Ebiet pop world was dominated Indonesia in the range of 1979-1983. About 7 years working on a recording in Jackson Ebiet Record. In 1986, a company record that catapulted his name was closed and Ebiet forced out. He had founded his own record company EGA Records, which produced three albums, netted the Sun, Moon Gold Sketch, and a face. Unfortunately, in 1990, Ebiet an "edgy" with Indonesia, finally selecting "seclusion" of the music industry was frenetic and choose to stand on the edges only. New in 1995 he released album Paper Butterfly (supported by Ian Antono, Billy J. Budiardjo (late), Purwacaraka, and Erwin Velasquez) and Love-clear Dew (supported by Adi Adrian of KLa Project).

In 1996 he released the album I Want to Return (supported by Purwacaraka and Embong Rahardjo). Two years later he released the album Gamelan containing 5 tracks long the re-arranged with gamelan music by Rizal Mantovani. In 2000 Ebiet Sinetron out the album Ballad of Love and in 2001 he released the album Language of Heaven, which is supported by Andi Rianto, Erwin Velasquez and Tohpati. After the album, Ebiet began again to retreat over the next 5 years. Ebiet is one singer who support the album We To Them, an album issued relating to the tsunami of 2004, along with 57 other musicians. He was a singer specialist tragedy, his songs often proved to be the theme of disaster.

In 2007, he released a new album titled In Love: 25th Anniversary (supported by Anto Hoed), after 5 year absence recordings. The album itself is a memorial for the anniversary of his 25th, with all 13 other songs that are still in the old arrangements. The reappearance Ebiet on September 28, 2008 in Zone 80 event at Metro TV is a cure for the fans. With the companions of whom attended Eko Tunas, Ebiet G Ade brought the old songs that ever popular in the decade of the 80s.

Ebiet known for his songs with the theme of nature and the grief suffered marginalized groups. Through the songs that were genre ballad, at the beginning of his career, he was 'shooting' atmosphere of Indonesia in the late 1970s until the present. The theme song diverse, not only about love, there is also the theme songs of nature, socio-politics, disasters, religious, family, etc.. The touch of his music had pushed an update on the pop music world of Indonesia. All the songs he wrote himself, he never sang the song that made other people, except the song Wading blessing of God, written together with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

He then married with Koespudji Rahayu Sugianto (or better known as Yayuk Sugianto, brother singer Iis Sugianto) on February 4, 1982, he was blessed with four children, three boys and one girl:
Abietyasakti "Abie" Kinasih Knight (born December 8, 1982)
Aderaprabu "Dera" Lantip trengginas (born January 6, 1986)
Byatriasa "Yayas"

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