About Gamelan Manik Harum
Gamelan Manik Harum plays Indonesian percussion music from the tropical island of Bali on beautiful handcrafted instruments. The gamelan, founded in 2008 by Missoula musician and educator Dorothy Morrison and her husband Barry Brown, is an orchestra consisting of 4-note metal-keyed instruments, gongs, flutes and drum. The group has performed at many Missoula events including First Night, First Friday at the Top Hat and at the Clark Fork Market as well as numerous performances at local schools.
In 2014, members of the group performed in Bali at a five-day regional festival. They have marched balaganjur in the Homecoming Parade and Festival of the Dead. The group collaborates with area dancers and visual artists as well as with Kocong! an elementary student group directed by Dorothy. She has received five Montana Arts Council grants to support the training and performance of the group.