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Slit gong comeback

Slit-gongs carved in traditional patterns re-emerged after independence when efforts were made to unify the country through an appeal to traditional values and arts forms. Slit gongs are vertical drums made from hollowed logs and then decorated with carved faces. Before missionization, slit-gongs were played with rhythms that were distinctive to... OceaniaMelanesiaPacific IslandsWintua (Malekula, Vanuatu)South West Bay (Malakula, Vanuatu)
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