Category Archives: Textbook

Great new YouTube links

Here are a couple of additional great YouTubes for your courses. See giant list of YouTubes and other links in the resources page for hundreds more!

1. Kora and bala clip featuring Mamadou Diabate on kora and the OTHER Mamadou Diabate on bala. Perfect supplement to discussion of kora and MD in Chapter 10.

2. “Mission Impossible”theme by Indonesian jazz fusion band and gamelan. Great and fun addition to Chapter 7 intercultural gamelan fusion section, and as a general example of the “traditions and transformations” theme of the text/course.

Javanese gamelan teaching resources

Take this link to a beautifully clear photo of the University of Wisconsin’s Central Javanese gamelan. Hold cursor over any instrument and it will bring up the instrument’s name. Click on any instrument and it will link you to close-up photos and instrument descriptions. Beyond the photo, the website as a whole is excellent. A very nice resource for teaching!