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Drumming Guidelines

JUDGING CRITERIA

SOUND: Sound is not distorted. Beats are clear and distinct. 

EXECUTION: Definitive end product of chosen technique or style.

CREATIVITY: Demonstrates originality and ingenuity.

COSTUME: Tahitian influenced attire to include head accessory (fresh or dried materials). Natural fabrics (print or solid). 

TUMU PARAU (THEME): Grand Orchestre Rohipehe Tau only. Provide a description of the theme demonstrated in the presentation.

TIME LIMIT: Observed as allocated.

LANGUAGE: Proper use of Reo Tahiti (Tahitian Language)

CATEGORIES

Solo Presentation: One drummer only. Record and synchronize multi-part drumming. Must at least include Tōere (1 to 1.5 minutes)

Mini Ensemble: Maximum 5 drummers. Traditional or contemporary (either or combination of). Use traditional instruments with no technological implementation (5 to 8 minutes)

Grand Orchestre: Group size may be 6 and up. Traditional or contemporary (either or combination of). Use traditional instruments with no technological implementation. Must include: Faufa’a Tupuna (patrimoine) 5 minutes, with 5 drummers maximum presenting traditional pehe (beats). (5 to 12 minutes)

Pahu Tūpa’i Rima: Two drummers only. Traditional or contemporary (either or combination of). Pahu tūpa’i rima and vivo only. No skill level required. Free to registered participant (1.5 to 3 minutes)

 

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