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By Andi Bourne

Local students introduced to gamelan


April 25, 2019

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Dorothy Morrison teaches Lane Mackie-Wendel and Olivia Reinitz how to play the Bonang.

SEELEY LAKE – Students in the Seeley-Swan valleys were immersed in Balinese music and culture during the final 2 Valleys Stage informances April 15 and 16. Dorothy Morrison, musical director of Gamelan Manik Harum and music teacher at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, introduced students to the culture of Bali and taught the students the various instruments in the gamelan, a traditional percussion orchestra from the Indonesian islands Java and Bali.

Gamelan was first developed between 1293-1500. There are 30 types of gamelan in Bali. All of the instruments and dress are ornate. Morrison...

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