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Hula Pahu: Hawaiian Drum Dances - Vol. II The Pahu: Sounds of Power (Bishop Museum Bulletins in Anthropology 3) Elizabeth Tatar

Hula Pahu: Hawaiian Drum Dances - Vol. II The Pahu: Sounds of Power (Bishop Museum Bulletins in Anthropology 3)

Elizabeth Tatar

Published January 1st 1993
ISBN : 9780930897543
Paperback
376 pages
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Because of its origins in legendary times, its religious connections, and its powerful sounds, the pahu is of singular importance in Hawaiian culture. In this thoroughly engrossing study, Elizabeth Tatar sets out to reconstruct the earliestMoreBecause of its origins in legendary times, its religious connections, and its powerful sounds, the pahu is of singular importance in Hawaiian culture. In this thoroughly engrossing study, Elizabeth Tatar sets out to reconstruct the earliest vocabulary of Hawaiian chant and drumming. She surveys the evidence for the mythological origins of pahu, identifies similar sharkskin-covered drums elsewhere in Polynesia, and discusses the physical attributes of the drum itself. Tatar goes on to examine systematically nine different pieces, including text variants and transcriptions of performances.