WASHINGTON, D.C. — Question: What do you get when you blend Arabic, Indian and Indonesian music? Answer: Dangdut. And what do you get when American singers compete to be the best in the U.S. at Dangdut, a genre that has millions of fans in Indonesia? Dangdut in America. Think American Idol — with a twist.
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The popularity of mobile and Internet rose significantly in Indonesia, and television continues to be the dominant source for news and information, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup.