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Riley-Smith, T. (1980). Drum Training [Audio file]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/226718
Naresh visits again this morning. More v interesting info learnt. I persuade him to chant one of the drum sequences he’s learnt, which I tape: called Deo Layagu it is to be played outside a shrine (as opposed to the longer “Chore” which is played on processions through the town). I try to quiz him on different sounds and their relation to different beats: “khin” and “kha” refer to striking the drum with a stick as held in the left hand; “Ta” = a slap with the right hand with fingers splayed open (on one point of drum face – Naresh can’t remember whether it’s at the centre or the side); while “NURRA” refers to a finger run (a 4-hit tattoo using index finger first through to little finger last).
A chant of a drum sequence called Deo Layagu.
Drumming, Vocalised Drumming, Nepal, Nepalese, Patan, Buddhist, Oral Tradition, Oral Literature, Linguistic Anthropology, Newari
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