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‘Dangdut’ the collateral damage in the Gaga saga

  • M. Taufiqurrahman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, June 8 2012 | 09:59 am

PREMIUM In the mainstream media, the recent Lady Gaga brouhaha has been seen as a conflict between Muslim conservatives and the decadence of the West, represented by the music and stage antics of the American female performer. No one, however, seemed to notice that in the midst of this fierce battle dangdut got caught in the crossfire.

The disappointment over the gig cancellation was so great that ...