The Music

The general esthetics of Tboli music is vibrant, light and quick, with melodic patterns repeated like the geometric patterns used in the art of weaving...

The many instruments are always played solo. The combination of several instruments as well as the association of voice and music are almost absent.

The main instruments are the hegelung lute, the tubular zither sludoy and the klintang and smaggi metallophones, surrounded by a variety of small instruments : flutes, jaw harps, reedpipes...

Though the instruments are played by many, singing - half declaimed and always as a soloist - is only practiced by recognized authors and performers.

Tboli music displays a large palette of sounds which follow each other without ever mingling, and Lemhadong's album reflects this particularity by taking the shape of a rich sound itinerary moving from one sound to another.

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