Captain James Cook in Tonga - the 1770's

from The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery, page 944:

In Tonga, where there is a great number they divide into several partys each of whom sings on a different key which makes a very agreable music... In the same manner they vary the music of their flutes by playing on those of a different size.
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Captain James Cook, and J C Beaglehole (ed.), The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery, volume 2 (1962), p. 944. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394297026430 accessed: 22 September, 2017

location of experience: Tonga

Listeners

Captain James Cook
Captain
1728-1779

Listening to

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folk music

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1770's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Notes

quoted in ‘Polynesian Music, Captain Cook, and the Romantic Movement in Europe’ Adrienne L. Kaeppler Music Educators Journal Vol. 65 No. 3 Nov 1978


Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 08 Mar 2014 16:43:46 +0000