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n. Sharkskin drum, made from a three-foot section of tree-trunk, top third hollowed out and covered with tympanum of shark or cowskin. A small circular sounding-slot is cut in one side. Kua reka te tangi o te kaara. The kaara has a lovely sound; Kua rutu aia i te kaara ma te ura. He beat the kaara and danced; Kua mataku te tangata i te tangianga o te kaara i runga i te marae i te turuaipo. The people were scared by the noise of the kaara (and the shouting of the spirits) on the marae in the dead of night.

Related to kaara