This delightful collection of children's folksongs and games from Bali is perfect for elementary classrooms exploring cultural traditions from around the world.
The collection includes:
An introductory booklet containing:
- A colorful map of Bali
- A description of the island of Bali and its people
- A description of the context and historical background of the project
- A guide to reading titilaras nding-ndong notation (the notation system used in Bali)
- A pedagogical guide for creating lesson plans
- Biographies of the author, collaborator, composer, and illustrators
Thirteen song booklets (10 for songs with games, 3 for songs without games). Each song booklet includes:
- A beautifully illustrated cover by Balinese artists
- A description of the song and how it is related to daily life in Bali
- A description of how to play the game
- The song notated in Titilaras Nding-Ndong notation
- The lyrics in Basa Bali (the language spoken in Bali) and a transliteration in English
- An arrangement of the song by famed Balinese composer, Ketut Gede Asnawa. Each arrangement is notated in Western notation and can be performed on gamelan (the instrumental ensemble most common in Bali) or on classroom Orff instruments.
A build-your-own shadow puppet kit containing three puppets (Arjuna, Krishna, and the Kayon) that you can color, cut out, and assemble on your own.
Access to multimedia including:
- High definition videos of Balinese children playing the games
- High definition videos of Balinese children singing the songs
- High definition videos of Balinese children pronouncing the lyrics
- Audio recordings of gamelan
- Photographs of Bali
Brent C. Talbot travels the globe researching how music is learned and taught in various cultural contexts. He is the coordinator of music education at Gettysburg College and the founding director of Gamelan Gita Semara.
Made Taro is a master teacher, storyteller, and writer of Balinese songs, games, and culture. He has collected over 250 children’s songs and games from across Bali and has written over 30 books. Taro is the founder of Sanggar Kukuruyuk, a children’s program for storytelling, singing, and playing featured in the videos associated with this book.
Ketut Gede Asnawa is a renowned composer, performer, and scholar of Balinese music. Asnawa serves on the faculty in the School of Music at the University of Illinois in Urbana and created the instrumental arrangements in this book.
The Bali-Based graphic design studio neverlandART was founded in 2005 by graduates of the Indonesia Institute of Art in Denpasar. The talented Mangkoe and Ajik created the artwork found throughout this book.