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date: 14 November 2019

‘O‘olocked

  • Mervyn McLean
  • , revised by Raymond Ammann

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Slit drum of the ‘Are‘are people, Malaita, Solomon Islands. This horizontal slit drum is used solo exclusively to send signals. The approximately 12 known signals include the announcement of a death, a forthcoming feast, the upbraiding of a pig thief, and so on. In the north of Malaita (To’abaita people, Fataleka people) these signals are struck with a single stick, and in the middle of the islands (‘Are‘are people) they are struck with two sticks in the same way as in the slit drum ensemble ...

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