Welcome to Michael Bakan’s World Music Website!

Welcome to my website. Here you will find links and resources for my textbook, World Music: Traditions and Transformations, as well as PDFs of my publications on the ethnomusicology of autism, Balinese gamelan music, and other topics. The book is integrally linked to its Online Learning Center with McGraw-Hill: www.mhhe.com/bakan3e, where you will find a plethora of resources from Spotify Playlists and YouTube links to sample quizzes, research resources, and more. Thanks for visiting, and please friend me on Facebook, too! For information on book purchasing, rental, etc., click here!

Judith Hill — “Queen of the Hill”


New music video by Grammy-winning artist that represents the product of a collaboration between Hill, Balinese gamelan musician I Nyoman Wenten, Indonesian dancer Ni Nanik Wenten, and director Livi Zheng, who directed the film Bali: Beats of Paradise, which chronicles the five-decade long odyssey of the Wentens developing gamelan music traditions in North America and internationally.