Captain James Cook in New Zealand - the 1770's

from The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery.:

Diversions and Musical Instruments they have but few; the latter Consists of 3 or 3 sorts of Trumpets and a small Pipe or Whistle, and the former in singing and Dancing. Their songs are Harmonious enough, but very doleful to a European ear. In most of their dances they appear like mad men, Jumping and Stamping with their feet, making strange Contorsions with every part of the body, and a hideous noise at the same time; and if they happen to be in their Canoes they flourish with great agility their Paddles, Pattoo Pattoos, various ways, in the doing of which, if there are ever so many boats …   more >>
cite as

Captain James Cook, and J C Beaglehole (ed.), The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery., volume 1 (Cambridge, 1955). accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: New Zealand


Captain James Cook

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


This comes from the sub-section of Cook's Voyages Vol 1 entitled New Zealand houses, canoes. etc

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:01:44 +0000