Saturday, October 2, 2010

'Are'are



Ethnomusicologist Hugo Zemp documented this mesmerizing performance of traditional 'Are'are bamboo music.

From Britannica:
The ‘Are‘are people of Malaita, in the Solomon Islands, distinguish four types of panpipe ensemble and more than 20 musical types. The music of panpipe ensembles enjoys the highest prestige among the ‘Are‘are. They have an extensive system of thought about music that centres on ‘au, their word for bamboo, the material of which panpipes are made.

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