Remember AT Mahmud, the creator of Indonesian children’s songs, from the lizard on the wall to picking up the moon, Mrs. Page all

House lizard on the wall…
Silently creeping…
A mosquito came…
Hap… Then Arrested… – Those are the lyrics of the song entitled “Lizard on the Wall” by Abdullah Totong Mahmud or better known as AT Mahmud.

AT Mahmud is an important figure in the world of Indonesian music, especially children’s music.

On this day, July 6, 2010, to be exact, this man who was born in Palembang, South Sumatra, February 3, 1930, died at the age of 80 in Jakarta.

Daily Compass, Reported on 7 July 2010, AT Mahmud has composed no less than 800 songs.

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AT Mahmud’s work, among others, is contained in the Tone Library which consists of three volumes, Amalku, and Singing Two Voices.

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AT Mahmud’s famous songs include “Pelangi”, “Take Bulan Bu”, “Child Shepherd”, “Morning Star”, “Lizard on the Wall”, “Ade Irma Suryani”, and “Amelia”.

Apart from writing children’s songs, AT Mahmud is also persistent in communicating them.

This is among others through the children’s song program on TVRI, namely let’s sing and My Chosen Song 1970’s favorite.

He also actively supports children’s song competitions, such as the Children’s Song Creation Competition and the Dendang Kencana Children’s Choir Competition in the mid-1990s.

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AT Mahmud started productively writing songs while teaching at a kindergarten teacher’s school in the 1950s.

At that time the students had difficulty getting songs for teaching practice because rock n roll songs were popular.

AT Mahmud has received a number of awards, including the 2003 Parama Dharma Cultural Star from President Megawati Soekarnoputri and the 2003 AMI Lifetime Achievement Award.

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AT Mahmud, composer of children's songs, October 1971.KOMPAS/J Hadi Tjahjaindra (HADI) AT Mahmud, composer of children’s songs, October 1971.

Daily News Compass, December 19, 2010, AT Mahmud is the greatest children’s songwriter of all time.

The fifth child of ten children Masayu Aisyah and Masagus Mahmud was named Masagus Abdullah Mahmoed by his parents and called Dola.

However, because at home and his school friends often call him Totong, the first part of his state high school diploma (junior high school level), his name is written Totong Mahmud.

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According to the mother’s story, when Abdullah was a baby, when he was carried or carried, many relatives called him Tong. Otong!

So, his parents agreed to change Abdullah’s full name to Abdullah Totong Mahmud or abbreviated AT Mahmud.

AT Mahmud’s interest in music began when he was in public school (elementary school level).

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He was very impressed with the way the teacher taught music and read the number notation which was very interesting. Since then, AT Mahmud is very fond of music.

AT Mahmud is known to love children very much. From his love and closeness to children, hundreds of very popular children’s songs were created.

His dream is to see Indonesian children develop with their talents, but still be natural, innocent, cheerful, and playful.

Even though he is now gone, his works will last forever.

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Biography of AT Mahmud

Cemara song created by AT / AG Suryaputra Where We Sing Cemara song created by AT Mahmud

– Born: Palembang, February 3, 1930
– Wife: Mulyani, born February 3, 1934
– Child:

  • Ruri Mahmud
  • Rika Mahmud
  • Revina Ayu

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– Multiple Awards:

  1. Certificate of Appreciation from the Central Committee for the 1974 ABRI Historic Day
  2. Certificate of Appreciation from the Acting Governor of KDKI Jakarta (1977)
  3. Certificate of Appreciation from Bank Indonesia (1978)
  4. Award Certificate from the Directorate of Radio (1979)
  5. Bintang Budaya Parama Dharma (2003) from President Megawati Soekarnoputri
  6. Award from Golkar Party signed by Jusuf Kalla
  7. 2003 AMI Lifetime Achievement Award, and more

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– Created more than 800 nursery rhymes, including:

  • Tone library volume 1 to 3
  • Amalku, contains Islamic children’s songs
  • Two Voice Songs, and more.

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