[Mihalic] Re: singsing kaur

Eby Mark markeby at azbri.com
Tue Jan 31 14:42:56 EST 2006

I did a survey of regional performance styles in the '90s and the  
specific name of the dance will always be localized. Just out of  
curiosity, I checked my notes and I have "Kaur" listed as being the  
name of that style of dance, as well as being the name of the  
panpipes that are used in the dance that revolves in a circle while a  
great cacophony is created with a whole assortment of panpipes and  
wooden trumpets.  The performers were from the Dama Osi area of  
Central Bouganville. They also had names for each instrument in their  
own language including panpipes which they called "kovi", so I did  
make a note that "kaur" appeared to have become a Tok Pisin word in  
the Solomons. The Solomons, amazingly, have over 60 local languages,.

hope that's helpful

Mark Eby

On Jan 30, 2006, at 7:16 PM, Stuart Robinson wrote:

> I was curious whether the term is used outside of Bougainville and  
> whether
> "kaur" is used by itself. It seems the answer on both counts is no,
> judging from the last reply.
> But I was also pointing out that it's missing from Mihalic.
> -Stu
> On Mon, 30 Jan 2006, Eby Mark wrote:
>> Hi Stuart,
>> Are you trying to find a definition for kaur or just noting that it
>> isn't on the Mihalic site?
>> Mark Eby
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>> Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 21:37:19 +0100 (MET)
>> From: Stuart Robinson <Stuart.Robinson at mpi.nl>
>> Subject: [Mihalic] singsing kaur
>> To: mihalic at anu.edu.au
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>> I was just trying to find "kaur" (as in "singsing kaur") on the  
>> Mihalic
>> site. I couldn't find either "kaur" or "singsing" here:
>> http://coombs.anu.edu.au/SpecialProj/PNG/MIHALIC/M2/LetterS/ 
>> IndexS.htm
>> I thought at least the latter term would be there.
>> -Stuart Robinson

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