Alumni Spotlight: Gillian Irwin

Name: Gillian Irwin Hometown and University: Boyertown, PA; Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA). ETA location and year: Yogyakarta, Central Java; 2013-2014. Current City: Davis, CA. Life after Fulbright: Three years after I began my Fulbright grant, I’m actually back in Indonesia, and still hanging out with AMINEF staff and former Fulbrighters. I’ll soon be starting year…

Something for everyone: An introduction to Indonesian music

Indonesian music isn’t terribly well-known outside of academic circles, which is truly a shame — as one of the world’s most ethnically diverse countries, Indonesia is also incredibly musically diverse, and there’s something for everyone. Here’s a sampling of some of Indonesia’s most interesting musical styles: Balinese Gamelan You can’t get very far in Bali without…