Hongahonga lele (Track)

Hongahonga lele (Track)

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Material sourced from the International Library of African Music. Copyright International Library of African Music.
The players start to play beginning with the pipe 3rd from the lowest. Each piper above then takes his rhythm from the next man below. If one fails to get started he holds up all the others above. The leader then comes along and gets his rhythm for him and his companions can then take up the rhythm until the treble player at last joins in. Set of 13 pipes. The tuning of this set was as follows: - 584, 520, 440, 392, 336, 292, giving a pentatonic scale. The total range was just over two octaves.
Content Type
Field recording (raw)
3 mins
Anthropologist / Ethnographer
Hugh Tracey, 1903-1977
Sub Genre
Piece, Dance
Date Recorded
Series Number
Anthropology, World Music, Social Sciences, Music & Performing Arts, Cultural anthropology, Africa

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