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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: Taonga puortwo
    • Fix Version/s: (gciEX)
    • Component/s: Wind instrument
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      Description

      Tetere (Māori flax bugle)

      From: New Zealand, a Māori taonga pūoro.

      Also known as: Pū Harakeke, Pū Kihi

      Family: Wind instrument

       

      Description: The trumpet-like tetere was made by splitting a blade of flax in half and winding it into a cone shape. As it was only used while the leaf was green, it is a temporary instrument.

       

      What it sounds like:

      https://www.rnz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2508866 (Radio New Zealand) 

       

      Image:

      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/resizer/9TPTrepbnZwBN0_vmTpOrSH8Kn0=/620x349/smart/filters:quality(70)/arc-anglerfish-syd-prod-nzme.s3.amazonaws.com/public/YI47553HSBBUFLXART5MWWJ5FQ.jpg (New Zealand Herald, Flax trumpet strikes chord at Whangārei Museum at Kiwi North)

       

      Usage and historical data: They were used to announce the arrival of important visitors, to warn of an attack and to signal warriors, similar to a military bugle.

       

      Sources: Brian Flintoff, 'Māori musical instruments - taonga puoro - Melodic instruments - the family of Rangi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/maori-musical-instruments-taonga-puoro/page-2

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              zaphodbeeblebrox CatQuest, the Endeavouring Cat!
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              peanutfinch Sylvia Li
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