Coordinator of Music Education, Prof. Brent Talbot recently published a book titled Gending Rare: Children’s Songs and Games from Bali
Having lived on the island of Bali, Indonesia, Talbot collected songs and games of children for a research project. This collection is representative of the culture and daily lives of those on the island.
“I wanted to offer an accessible and tangible way for students and teachers outside of Bali to engage with the unique and dynamic culture of the island. The interactive multimedia takes the pressure off of the teacher and allows them to explore these concepts directly with their students," said Talbot.
Videos of Balinese children singing each song and playing each game, as well as pronunciation guides are available on an accompanying website.
To read more about Talbot's book and other publications by Gettysburg faculty in 2017, follow this link.