Nyai Oyer Gamelan celebration

On Sunday, July 1, 2018, the GC community gathered to celebrate and dedicate the Nyai Oyer Gamelan - a set of traditional, percussive instruments from the Indonesian island of Java, at the Goshen College Music Center.

The gamelan was gifted to GC by Duane Gingerich in 2011, a 1969 GC graduate, who spent the last 15 years of his 26-year legal career in Jakarta as an international partner with a global law firm. Though he passed away in February 2016, his wife, Reti, has worked with the college to see her husband’s wish come true.

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Photos by Jodi H. Beyeler ’00