Endah Sri Murwani or better known as Endah Laras was born in Sukoharjo on August 3, 1976. She is known as the singer of keroncong songs, Javanese songs, and became one of the actors in the film Soegija (2012).
Kebaya dress, headbun, and an ukulele are her indispensable stage wear. Shrilling and wistful sinden voice are her notable traits.
Endah Laras is known to many as a keroncong singer. Gamelan, wayang, and tembang were what she played everyday when she was a child. The 43 year-old singer began her debut from a toilet. In 1995, after she graduated from a high school in Jakarta, she decided to go back to Solo. She rent a truck to help her moving. When Endah took a shower after getting her packing done, the truck driver heard her singing in the toilet. The driver directly asked Endah to sing at his son’s wedding. From there, Endah got many singing-job and soon she started her career as a singer.
After she got back from Jakarta to Solo, she joined Orkes Keroncong Purnama Karya. In that music group, Endah Laras found her joy in keroncong melody and that is why she decided to choose keroncong as her specialty. Endah Laras has been actively producing keroncong albums. There are ± 12 albums that she has issued, such as Keroncong Gemes, Keroncong Jangkrik Genggong, Kembang Kecubung, etc.
Besides keroncong singer, Endah Laras has also proven his capability to become movie actress. There are 5 movies that she has starred so far: Soegija (2012), Finding Srimulat (2013), Miracle Jatuh dari Surga (2016), Guru Ngaji dan Badut Maximal (2017), Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku (2019).
“Keroncong Gemes” , producer Anjar Any (1996)
“Keroncong Jangkrik Genggong”, producer Anjar Any (1997)
“Lela Ledhung, Volume 1” (Nirwana Record, 1997)
“Kembang Kecubung” With Mus Mulyadi (1998)
“Lega” (dengan Manthou’s) (1998)
Jenang Gula kendhang kempul2 (1998)
“Jakarta-Surabaya” With Boy Suro (1998)
“Andhe Andhe Lumut” (2000)
“Mung Sliramu” (2000)
“Aja Kandha Sapa-sapa” With Cak Dikin (2003-2007)
“Keroncongkoe”, With musision senior keroncong Kota Solo (2010-2011).
Awards & Recognition
Won the PORSENI competition in the field of dance
The best conductor in the choir competition in Jabotabek (1992)
3rd Singer Champion, Bahana Suara Pelajar West Jakarta (1993)
Best vocalist of Student Keroncong Festival, Jakarta (1994).