Gamelan Dharma Swara is New York City's village Balinese gamelan ensemble. Their group studies and performs Balinese performing arts, including traditional, contemporary, and original works for Balinese gamelan ensemble. It is a community ensemble whose members come from a variety of artistic, professional, and academic backgrounds.
For over a decade, Gamelan Dharma Swara has performed around New York City and throughout the tri-state area, and in 2010 became the first non-Balinese group to compete against professional Balinese ensembles in the annual "battle-of-the-bands" concerts at the Bali Arts Festival.
More information: Gamelan Dharma Swara at Fat Cat