Hula Pahu: Hawaiian Drum Dances, Volume 2
Softcover, 358 pp.
In this second volume to this two part series Elizabeth Tatar focuses upon the Hawaiian concept of time, which include temporal irregularities in otherwise metric performances. The pahu is of singular importance to Hawaiian culture due its origins in legendary times, its religious connections and its powerful sounds. Also surveyed are the mythological origins of the pahu and similar sharkskin drums present elsewhere in Polynesia.