George Kingsley Roth Fiji Collection

Nose flutes and shell trumpets

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  • Subjects

    Nose flutes and shell trumpets

  • Recording date

    1953; 1955 and 1957

  • Is part of (Collection)

    George Kingsley Roth Fiji Collection

  • Recording locations

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga and Suva, Fiji

  • Performers

    Tivitivi, Marika, (nose flute), unidentified, (nose flute), unidentified, (shell trumpet)

  • Recordist

    BBC; National Geographic and Fiji Broadcasting Commission

  • Speakers

    Roth, George Kingsley, 1903-1960, (speaker, male)

  • Description

    These are copies of recordings of a Tongan nose flute made by the BBC (disc 20468) and National Geographic made in Nuku'alofa, Tonga in December 1953. They are followed by a recording of a Fijian nose flute played by 74 year old Marika Tivitivi in Suva, July 1957. Lastly, there are three examples of Fijian shell trumpets recorded in 1955 and 1957.

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