Space City Gamelan is a group of diverse musicians who have come together as keepers of an amazing collective of instruments known as a Gamelan. The origin is Indonesian, dating back as far as 230 AD (thank you Wikipedia) and the individual musicians are from many diverse backgrounds. We found their story to be a fascinating example that speaks true of the multicultural amalgamation that is Houston.
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