“Learning about gamelan music is learning about life,” according to gamelan master Midiyanto. Celebrate the music and instruments of the Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan and discover how gamelan is a reflection of Indonesian lessons, values and culture. The exhibition opens March 25 in the National Music Museum’s Groves Gallery for Special Exhibitions in Vermillion, SD, with a public reception from 5pm-7pm. The NMM’s Tatag community ensemble will perform at 6:00 p.m.
The National Music Museum’s Javanese gamelan is one of the largest and finest outside of Indonesia. Radiant with gilding and teakwood frames adorned with carved dragons (nagas) and crowns, the Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan was ceremoniously named to honor its spiritual qualities and patronage. Purchase funds were a gift of Margaret Ann Everist, Sioux City, Iowa, 1999.
This program is free of cost for NMM Members!
FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
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Friday, March 25, 2022 at 10:00:00 PM UTC
Gamelan! A Way of Life | Opening Reception
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