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centimetres in height; the cover is made of goat-skin, is about 13 centimetres in diameter, and js fastened to the body of the drum with

HAREUBAB-ORCHESTRA WITH A DANCING BOY J ON THE LEFT A FIGHTINC KAM.

bands of rattan. These bands are stretched by means of a small wooden wedee.

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This orchestra serves to accompany the recitation of Achehnese Meunari and pantöns. panton reci-

tation.

I hese performances are espccially popular in Pidië. A vvoman sings

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at the same time executes certain dances, vvhich consist more in movements of the upper parts of the body than of the feet. These dances are called meutari in Achehnese or more commonly meunari, in imitation of the Malay word vienari. Beside the singer is a buffoon who amuses the audience by his grimaces, jests and doublés entendres. Ihe musicians do not always confine themselves to playing their in-