Jennifer A. Fraser is an associate professor of ethnomusicology and anthropology at Oberlin College.
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Gongs and Pop Songs
Sounding Minangkabau in Indonesia
By Jennifer A. Fraser
Scholarship on the musical traditions of Indonesia has long focused on practices from Java and Bali, including famed gamelan traditions, at the expense of the wide diversity of other musical forms within the archipelago. Jennifer A. Fraser counters this tendency by exploring a little-known gong tradition from Sumatra called talempong, long associated with people who identify themselves as Minangkabau.Grounded