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PERFORMANCE GROUP
Nantou Bunun Tribe-Sound of Lona

CONTENT (LENGTH:15 MINUTES)
I, SHOUT
In the past traditional society, Bunun people almost relied on the Creator to bless the harvest of their hard work. Through the ceremony of shouting and singing, they made a plea to the Creator.


II, PRAYER OF THE MILLET HARVEST(PASI BUT BUT)

Bunun people’s Pasibutbut is an important worship song. Traditionally, they sang Pasibutbut before the ceremony of sowing season in February. Pasibutbut is known for the complexity and skill of the vocal performance which impresses many people with its mystery and implication.


III, CELEBRATION PARTY(MALASTAPAN)
After coming back from hunting, Bunun hunters first collect their games and the chief then gather all people for a celebration party to show off the hunters’ military exploits.


IV, SONG OF EXPRESSING LOVE(PIS DAI DAZ)
Being a conservative group, Bunun people hardly convey their feelings in words. Only when they drink heavily with good friends, they seize the occasion to express their emotions.


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