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“Ludu Parinna”

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Ludu Parinna

"Ludu Parinna" is typically performed during the threshing stage of the rice harvest on the island of Sumba. Threshers dance with bare feet on the rice, separating it from the husk. The well-respected performer Ataratu accompanies herself on the four-stringed jungga, an acoustic guitar shaped like an electric guitar and vividly painted in red, white, and blue. She chooses the verses freely, giving advice to the young threshers.

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