Sept. 14, 2013 – Members of the House of Angklung orchestra, of Washington D.C., perform at the first ever New England Indonesian Festival in Copley Square in Boston. “We want to make sure that we offer the best performers out there for the audience, so we fly people in from D.C., L.A., and New York,” said Gemma Ivana Miranda, the president of PERMIAS Massachusetts, a non-profit organization of Indonesian students studying in Massachusetts, who brought the festival together. Miranda is from Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, and is studying Marketing Communication at Emerson College. “It’s a dream came true for me. I live on Newbury Street, so I often pass Copley Square on my way to school, and there were countless times when I thought how awesome it’d be to hold a huge event at this gorgeous park. My friends made me a proud leader, and they surely made the whole country proud,” she said of her experience bringing the festival together. Photo by Lisa Dukart.