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725. Tuku derua = Bamboo pipe player

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Title:725. Tuku derua = Bamboo pipe player
Bamboo pipe player
Tuku derua = Bamboo pipe player
Authors:Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979
Contributors:Kistler, Lynton R., 1897-1993
LC Subject Headings:Lithographs, American--20th century
Indigenous peoples--Fiji--Pictorial works
Fiji--In art
Date Issued:Jun 1978
Publisher:Jean Charlot
Place of Publication:Los Angeles
Series:Kei Viti ; 1
Abstract:"Trimmed to euphonic length, scooped out its inner partitions, the musical bamboo becomes a container for a cylinder of air. As the performer, most usually one of a group, drops it forcefully and rhythmically with a pounding gesture, the ejected air utters a note hardly louder than a sigh, lingering diminuendo with sustained gravity. In more complex ways than any architecture, the forest amplifies and echoes the sound. To imply the locale of the action I stretched over the scene a single banana leaf, arched not unlike the rib of a Romanesque crypt." Charlot, p. 9.
Description:Colors: purple, green, mauve tint; size: image 17 x 22 in. on sheet 20 x 26 in.; medium: rag paper.
Rights:Copyright Jean Charlot Estate, LLC with permission.
Appears in Collections: Kei Viti: Melanesian images

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