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Pe'i and percussion
The musicians punctuate the 'pe'i', the traditional Gambier dance, with percussion instruments. Among them are the 'to'ere' (oblong drum), 'fa'atete', 'pahu' (two skins beaten with one stick) and 'pahu tupa'i rima' (one skin beaten with the hands). Some long gone instruments have reappeared like the 'ihara', a split bamboo drum. All kinds of sounds are also obtained by beating objects and stones or using shellfish, coconut or pestles 'penu'.
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