of the Balien Chant
The balien's chant includes a verse sung by the leader, followed by a chorus sung by all the other participating baliens, consisting of the final few syllables of the verse. The melody of the chorus is as follows:The tune in which the verse is sung uses a free-style permutation of the same notes that are used in the chorus.
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Publication information: Book title: Spirits Captured in Stone:Shamanism and Traditional Medicine among the Taman of Borneo. Contributors: Jay H. Bernstein - Author. Publisher: Lynne Rienner. Place of publication: Boulder, CO. Publication year: 1997. Page number: 189.
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