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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pisik (also known as pisiit or piheq) are a form of Inuit drum dancing. Songs with dancing but without drumming are called aton. Each pisik functions as a personal song to a drummer and is accompanied by dancing and singing. Each drummer has his own style and are performed during gatherings. One drum is used in the performance of a pisik and often begins in a slow tempo, gradually building in intensity.The wooden frame drum, called a qilaut is played on the edge with a wooden beater called a qatuk. The performer tilts the drum from one side to another and dances in rhythm of the beats.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Placpublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136300400
  • 9786136300405